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Cancer: Symptoms, Diagnosis, Causes and Risks

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Aside from skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in the U.S. and the second highest cause of cancer deaths among women.

When cancer forms in the breast, it typically creates a tumor that may be felt through the breast tissue. A mammogram can “see” these lumps, sometimes before they can be felt. Regular breast exams can provide early detection, allowing for more effective treatment.

• Lung – Approximately 65,000 women die from lung cancer each year, making lung cancer the most fatal type of cancer for women in the United States. Many lung cancer deaths could be prevented since nearly 4 out of 5 lung cancer deaths in the United States are caused by smoking. You can reduce your risk of lung cancer by not smoking and avoiding second-hand smoke.

• Colorectal – Also called colon cancer, this disease is the third highest cause of cancer deaths among women in America.


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