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Breast Cancer Update

October 06, 2010

Twenty-six years ago, health advocates named October, "National Breast Cancer Awareness Month," and twenty-six years later breast cancer continues to take a heavy toll on American women.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, 191,410 women were diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006, and 40,820 women died.

Breast cancer remains the second most common cancer in women, after non-melanoma skin cancer.

Even though these statistics may sound frightening, many women are living longer than ever after a diagnosis.

According to Dr. Deborah Axelrod, director of clinical breast cancer programs and services at New York University Cancer Institute, "there has been a decrease in mortality over the last 40 years."

Men can get breast cancer also.  For every 100 cases in women, one man gets breast cancer.

How can you reduce your risk?  Regular exercise, control your weight, limit the amount of alcohol you drink, and most importantly, know the warning signs of breast cancer.  Regular mammograms are also very important.

Maid Brigade House Cleaning Services supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month by educating and empowering you so that you can make the best lifestyle choices to lower your risk of cancer.  For more information on healthy green living and green cleaning, please log on to or


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