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Breast cancer: Facts, myths, support

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women worldwide and the second most common in women in the U.S. behind only skin cancer, according to the American Cancer Society, affecting one in eight American women.

Since it’s so prevalent, Maury Regional Health recommends all women ages 40 and older receive a mammogram annually.

“The best defense is early detection,” said Dana Salters, administrative director of oncology at Maury Regional Health. “Mammograms are our best tool to discover early signs of breast cancer. If we can find and treat it early, survival rates increase exponentially.”

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