But still nearly a quarter of a million American woman will die from breast cancer this year.
As the United states marks Breast Cancer Awareness month this october,it is reassuring to think that modern medicine is making major strides forward in the fight against the disease.
And,indeed,that is the case.
From the 1940s until the 1980s,the number of new cases of breast cancer rose by about 1 percent per year-most likely due to a big increase in the amount of mammography screening.
But as better screening and detection came on to the scene,the level of new cases fell away in the 1990s and continued to do so in the early years of this century.
Researchers believe that is because of reduced use of post-menopausal hormones in women,which were found to bring an increased risk of breast cancer.
BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH
Too many of us know someone who has been affected by breast cancer.Too many have suffered breast cancer directly.It is one of the biggest killers in the Western world,where the incidence of the disease is at its highest.Metro is proud to again promote breast cancer awareness and the events happening all month .We urge you to support this most worthy of causes.
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