Breast Cancer Facts & Figures – 2011

While 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.

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