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Cancer awareness promoted

Cancer awareness promoted

Posted: Monday, October 10, 2011 7:02 pm

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Curves is working to raise awareness in women about the life-saving importance of risk management, early detection and treatment. Throughout the month, Curves of Union City women’s fitness center is waiving the joining fee for new members who show proof of a mammogram within the past year or who make a $25 donation to breast cancer research.
According to statistics from the American Cancer Society, nearly 230,480 women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in 2011, and another 57,650 will be diagnosed with carcinoma in situ, a non-invasive, early form of breast cancer.
Breast cancer remains a leading cause of cancer death in women, second only to lung cancer.
More than 39,500 women will die from the disease in 2011. One woman in every eight will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in her lifetime.
For more information about activities in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, contact Curves of Union City at 885-3330.


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