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Why is breast cancer screening important?

Many women wish to be responsible about screening for breast cancer, especially as incidence of the disease increases and virtually everyone is touched by it, either directly or indirectly. Routine breast screening can detect cancer before symptoms appear, and before cancers have a chance to spread—often facilitating treatment early enough to save lives.

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