According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 240,000 women get breast cancer and more than 40,000 women die from the disease each year. Most breast cancers are found in women who are 50 years old or older, but about 10% of all new cases of breast cancer in the United States are found in women younger than 45 years of age, the CDC says.
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which happens every October, the National Breast Cancer Foundation is offering a helpful guide about breast health free to every woman who requests it.
The guide covers breast health basics, such as health habits, assessing personal risk, signs and symptoms and early detection. It also discusses breast cancer basics, like what is breast cancer, the types of breast cancer and stages of breast cancer.
To get your free guide go to the NBCF web page.