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Category: Breast Cancer

Getting the Right Treatment at the Right Time to Reduce Inequities in Breast Cancer Survival

From 2004 to 2009, about 89% of white women and about 78% of black women survived at least five years after a breast cancer diagnosis.

Although death rates from breast cancer have been going down, the trend has not been equal among all women. Looking at breast cancer survival on a population level can tell us how effective our public health and health care systems are at early diagnosis, delivery of evidence-based treatment, and management of follow-up care. In 2017, Read More >

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Breastfeeding for Cancer Prevention

Mother breastfeeding son

Most people know there are many benefits to breastfeeding. We’ve probably all heard that it’s the best source of nutrition for most babies and provides many health benefits for infants. The health benefits for women who breastfeed, however, are less commonly known. In addition to lowering a mother’s risk for type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure, breastfeeding can also lower a mother’s risk of breast and ovarian cancers. Read More >

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Be Informed. Be Empowered.

Do you know your risk? cdc.gov/BringYourBrave

Many breast cancers can be found early and treated. Getting the right screening at the right time can make a difference for you. Read More >

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