jueves, 29 de marzo de 2012

CDC - Breast Cancer Home Page

CDC - Breast Cancer Home Page

In the United States in 2007,* 202,964 women were diagnosed with breast cancer, and 40,598 women died from the disease.† Except for skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women. CDC supports breast cancer surveillance and research, and provides free or low-cost mammograms to underserved women.
*Latest year for which statistics are available. †Source: USCS.


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Its next meeting will take place on April 18–20 at the Atlanta Marriott Perimeter Center. Register now!
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