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Mammograms Improve Survival Rates
You can’t change your natural, biological cancer risk factors (namely age and gender), but you can take steps towards an early diagnosis — perhaps the most important element in your chances of cancer survival and remission.
Monthly self-checks are important, but mammograms are incredibly useful, very sophisticated imaging tools to catch tumors in their early stages. In fact, mammograms are thought to reduce breast cancer deaths by up to 40 percent among women aged 40 to 70. Every woman over age 50 should have one every year, and those with genetic risk factors should consider starting that annual regimen sooner.
ResourcesEveryday Health (10 Breast Cancer Facts You May Not Know)DoSomething.org (11 Facts about Breast Cancer)Susan G. Komen (Race and Ethnicity)National Cancer Institute (Obesity and Cancer Risk)Everyday Health (Dense Breasts and Breast Cancer Risk)
Can certain foods cause cancer? It is noted that breast cancer is less common in countries that consume a plant-based diet that is low in fat.