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Other than skin cancer, breast cancer is the number one cancer that afflicts women in the United States. More than likely, you or someone close to you either have been directly affected by breast cancer, or know someone who has.
Many forms of breast cancer are treatable and survivable, but early detection and medical attention is crucial to effective treatment. Breast cancer patients and survivors benefit from strong support networks, and several high-profile groups have emerged to advocate for education, broader and easier access to mammograms, and ongoing research. These groups also provide an extended community of sympathetic and positive compatriots for people affected by breast cancer.