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Friday Facts—Breast Cancer Awareness Month

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, this week’s Friday Facts takes a by-the-numbers look at the impact of the disease on women in America. For example:

230,480: Women in the United States who will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year, according to estimates

3.8 million: Women covered by Medicare who have gotten a free mammogram this year

2.5 million: Women with a history of breast cancer in the United States in 2010, more than half of whom were diagnosed in the last 10 years and are now living cancer-free

For more, check out our Friday Facts—and let us know what you’re doing to raise awareness around breast cancer this month.

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