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National Breast Cancer Awareness Month: October 2011

October is designated as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month – a time to be reminded of the importance of prevention and early detection. Breast cancer remains one of the most frequently diagnosed cancers among American women and despite remarkable advances in treatment and prevention, it remains the second leading cause of cancer death. This year alone, it is estimated that more than 230,000 U.S. women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and nearly 40,000 will die of the disease.

The complete statement from Secretary Sebelius about National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is available at: http://ow.ly/6JGit . [HHS Press Release, September 30, 2011]

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