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Breast cancer rates have been decreasing in recent years across several age and stage groups and most racial/ethnic populations.
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CDC offers two new fact sheets on breast health and mammograms, and a brochure entitled Mammograms and Breast Health.
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Mammograms can cut breast cancer deaths by as much as one-third, but fewer women are getting them, a study finds.
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Mammograms are the best method to detect breast cancer early. If you are age 40 years or older, get screened every one to two years.

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Cancer Burden
In 2004,* 186,772 women were diagnosed with breast cancer, and 40,954 women died from the disease.
Except for skin cancer, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among American women.

U.S. Cancer Statistics Working Group. United States Cancer Statistics: 2004 Incidence and Mortality. Atlanta (GA): Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and National Cancer Institute; 2007.
*The most recent year for which statistics are currently available.

Page last reviewed: July 11, 2008
Page last updated: July 11, 2008
Content source: Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
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