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For breast cancer, your best defense is finding it early

Friday, September 29, 2017  
Posted by: Lauren Husein
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"It happens to one in eight American women. Getting breast cancer isn’t something we can control. We do have the power, however, to take steps to find breast cancer early through screenings, self-exam and physical exam.

“Early detection of breast cancer is absolutely key,” says Thomas Heck, MD, Surgical Director, Samaritan Breast Center at Good Samaritan North Health Center in Englewood. “The five-year survival rate is nearly 100 percent when we find breast cancer in its earliest stages. A big thrust of cancer care right now is identifying populations who are at high risk for getting breast cancer and helping them take risk-reduction measures...” "


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