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About 1 in 8 women will find out they have breast cancer at some point in their life. Except for skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the U.S., accounting for nearly 29% of newlydiagnosed cancers. One case of breast cancer is diagnosed every two minutes, and one woman dies of breast cancer every 13 minutes in the U.S
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Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.
January 4, 2017