One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. It also happens to be the second deadliest cancer among women.
When diagnosed late (distant stage) instead of early (local stage), five-year survival rate decreases by 75 percent, so it is essential to know the signs of breast cancer and be aware of your risk factors.
Check out our infographic to discover the facts, risk factors, and symptoms of breast cancer so you can join the fight against the disease.
Breast Cancer Facts and Figures
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