Breast cancer awareness – 4
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. According to the National Cancer Institute, 12.7 percent of women born today will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some time in their lives. Dr. Worta McCaskill-Stevens at NCI says breast cancer awareness is a lifelong commitment.
McCaskill-Stevens: Breast cancer risk is not something that stands still. It increases with age, and so that just because you have determined what your risk status is, it is important that you continue to do so over time.
Narrator: She adds, women have many treatment options, as well as resources for screening and prevention. To better understand risk factors, screening recommendations and treatments, call 1-800-4-CANCER, or visit www.cancer.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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