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Your Health October 8, 2013 Breast cancer awareness

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Many of us know someone — a mother, sister, friend — who has had it.

According to the US Department of Health and Human Service Office on Women's Health, ''breast cancer affects one in eight women during their lives.

 It is the second-leading cancer killer of women in the United States, next to lung cancer.

Thanks to screening, breast cancer often can be found early, when the chance of successful treatment is best. In fact, many women are even cured of the disease."  

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month help raise awareness of early detection benefits by spreading the word.

The Office of Women's Health is sponsoring a deluxe gift basket in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Enter your name to register for the gift basket give away by joining the Healthy Women's Network.  Click here to learn more about the Healthy Women's Network and to register.  Also like us on facebook at Alabama Healthy Women.

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