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Despite recent increases in screening rates, breast cancer still tends to be diagnosed at a later stage—when treatment options are more limited.
In commemoration of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Latina.com urges you to take matters into your own hands and reduce your risk.
All women—starting at age 40—should get a mammogram every one to two years. Speak with your doctor about how often you need a mammogram. If there is a history of breast cancer in your family, you may need to start getting mammograms earlier.
For instructions on how to perform your own breast self-exam, visit this interactive and insightful Susan G. Komen for the Cure website: