breast cancer death rates have been declining for women since 1990, the rates have declined
slower for women of a lower socio-economic class. In this video, the
American Cancer Society provides several breast cancer facts and figures for 2011. Studies suggest
that the declining rate may be slower among poor women for a number of
reasons, including differences in screening rates and access to high-quality
treatments. The best way to prevent breast cancer is to maintain a healthy
body weight, be physically active, and minimize your alcohol intake.
Whether you’re interested in a diagnostic or screening mammogram, the
Women’s Center at Regional Medical Center of San Jose is here to help. Gain access to high-quality breast care services by contacting
us at (408) 259-4000.