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Ways to make a difference this Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By StatePoint

Unfortunately, too many of us know someone – a family member, friend or colleague – who is affected by breast cancer. In fact, breast cancer accounts for nearly one in three cancers diagnosed in U.S. women, according to the American Cancer Society. Since there is no cure for breast cancer, much more needs to be done in the fight against this life-threatening disease. There are several easy ways you can make a difference this October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and beyond:

Get the word out

Awareness is crucial to early diagnosis and timely treatment. Talk to your sisters, mothers, daughters, aunts and friends about scheduling annual checkups and diagnostic tests.

Since genetics can play a factor, sharing your medical history with your family is especially important. Use free web services, such as the government

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