Top 10 Facts
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Top 10 Facts

1. Breast cancer is common
      Breast cancer rates in India are rising and in urban areas, it is the most common cancer in women.

2. Breast cancer kills
      It is a leading cause of death for women.

3.  Every women is at risk
      Some factors increase a women's risk of developing breast cancer. However, two-third of women who get       breast cancer have no known risk factors

4.  Early detection saves life
      When found and treated early, breast cancer is curable in more than 90% of women.

5.  Mammograms can help to detect cancer early
      Death rate from the disease can be reduced by 1/3 if mammogram screening is used.

6.  Breast cancer can recur at any time
      The disease can come back at any time, either in the breast or other areas of the body. The longer you go       without recurrence, the higher your chance of staying cancer free

7.  Eating right and exercising can reduce risk of breast cancer
      Low fat, high fiber diet and regular exercise can reduce the risk of breast cancer.

8.  Not smoking, not drinking can improve breast health

9.  Men can develop breast cancer too

10. Pregnancy and breast cancer can co-exist
      About 3% of women diagnosed with breast cancer are pregnant or breast feeding