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By Going Pink at Nitroflex, Chester, N.J. on October 22, 2017

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death in women.

Cancer grows when a cell’s DNA is damaged, but why or how that DNA becomes damaged is still unknown and most patients But most patients will never know exactly what caused their cancer. However, there are certain established risk factors that are associated with breast cancer, it could be genetic or environmental, or in most cases, a combination of the two.

Quick Facts:

  • One in eight women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women.
  • Each year it is estimated that over 246,660 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,000 will die. Although breast cancer in men is rare, an estimated 2,600 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer and approximately 440 will die each year.
  • On average, every 2 minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer and 1 woman will die of breast cancer every 13 minutes.
  • Over 2.8 million breast cancer survivors are alive in the United States today.

Consider making a donation to the top rated Breast Cancer Research Foundation, their mission is to prevent and cure breast cancer by advancing the world’s most promising research. Visit www.bcrf.org to donate and learn more.

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