Breast cancer: Straight talk amid confusing information

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer affects more than 230,000 women each year, and results in about 30,000 deaths. We have come a long way in regards to the five year survival rate for breast cancer. The current five-year survival rate in the United States is 90 percent, compared to 75 percent back in the 1970s. This is a result of early screening and early detection. The most important screening tool is a mammogram, which is 90 percent effec