October 2016
Health Observances 
National Breast Cancer Awarness Month
Breast cancer is a common form of cancer among American women, second only to skin cancer. According to the   American Cancer Society , this year nearly 250,000 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in women and 40,500 women will die from the disease. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death among women.  Roughly 1 in 36 women (about 3%) will die from breast cancer.  According to the  Office of Minority Health, although white women are more likely to develop breast cancer, African American women are more likely to die from it. The latter are more likely to be diagnosed at later stages when treatment is more difficult.  Compared to other racial and ethnic groups, African American women are also more likely to experience a particularly aggressive form of breast cancer known as " triple negative ."  
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