October is Breast cancer awareness month

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In 2011 (the most recent year numbers are available)—

  • 220,097 women and 2,078 men in the United States were diagnosed with breast cancer.*†
  • 40,931 women and 443 men in the United States died from breast cancer.*†

*Incidence counts cover about 99% of the U.S. population; death counts cover about 100% of the U.S. population. Use caution when comparing incidence and death counts.

†Source: U.S. Cancer Statistics Working Group. United States Cancer Statistics: 1999–2011 Incidence and Mortality Web-based Report. Atlanta (GA): Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and National Cancer Institute; 2014.

                   The following books on the topic are available in the library.

Dr. Susan Love’s Breast Book

Mayo clinic breast cancer book

The big squeeze

The Breast Cancer survival manual

The breast reconstruction guide book

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