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When it comes to breast cancer, time is of the essence.
Breast cancer strikes 1 out of every 8 women, yet only 1 out of 36 women ultimately die from breast cancer. The main difference between being diagnosed with breast cancer and dying from breast cancer is simple—early detection. Early detection means that the cancer has been diagnosed before it has had a chance to spread beyond the breast.
Women with early detected cancers have excellent long term survival. For example, a woman diagnosed with breast cancer the size of a dime or smaller has better than a 95% chance of being cured using simpler treatments with fewer side effects.
What are the signs symptoms of breast cancer?
You know your breasts better than anybody else—even better than your doctor. So if you notice any of the following, you should see your doctor for an examination:
This image from www.worldwidebreastcancer.com may help you understand exactly what changes to look for.