Breast cancer is the most common cancer to affect women. In 1999, 175,000 new cases of breast cancer were diagnosed in American women. The good news is that 80% of these women had relatively early stage disease, which generally responds well to treatment. Every woman is at SOME risk for breast cancer—this is merely the “risk” of living as a woman. But there are many risk factors that can make one woman’s picture differ substantially from another’s. When you understand your own particular risk profile, you are in a better position to manage it and don’t have to fear the unknown.
Test your self!