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Breast Cancer, Mammograms & Menopause

The news media has lots to say about breast cancer, mammograms, and menopause. At times, I find myself a bit confused over all the conflicting opinions of doctors over the new data. We all want to keep our breast friends healthy, so let’s go over the information together.

As the number of candles on our birthday cakes increases, so does our risk of developing breast cancer. While a 30-year-old woman’s risk of developing breast cancer in the next 10 years is one in 227, that of a 60-year-old woman is one in 28, according to the National Cancer Institute. Hit 70 and the risk increases to one in 26.

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