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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

More than a half a million breast exams are performed by Planned Parenthood annually. 


We’ve all heard the disturbing statistics. One in eight women will get breast cancer at some point in her life. It is the second-leading cause of cancer death among women in the United States. And breast cancer has a particularly devastating impact on women of color.  African-American women have the highest rate of breast cancer among women under 45 years old, and Latinas are 20% more likely to die from breast cancer than white women.

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