Breast Cancer Awarness

Breast+Cancer+Awarness

Harlyn Hosten, Staff Writer

On average, every two minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer in the U.S. 1 in 8 women in the US will develop breast cancer and it’s estimated that 42,710 women will die from the illness this year. According to Cancer.Net, about 6% of women have cancer that has spread outside of the breast and regional lymph nodes at the time they’re first diagnosed. Screening for breast cancer is the best tool doctors have to screen healthy women, the screening is called  mammography and it has been shown to help lower deaths from the disease. In fact, American Cancer Society suggests that women aged 40 through 44 have the choice to start yearly mammography. For women at a higher risk for breast cancer, screening will most likely be suggested at an earlier age and more often.