Younger women should also be aware of breast cancer risks
Jun 23, 2011
According to a new report from the Southtown Star, women should take advantage of the available resources for breast cancer screening and education. This is pertinent for women, not matter their age.
Lisa Aprati was one of the cancer survivors surveyed in the report. Aprati is a producer at Comcast and was diagnosed with breast cancer about six years ago. She recommends that younger women seek screening and clinical exams, as she herself was diagnosed with breast cancer when she was 35.
"You have angels around you," said Aprati. "There is hope. That’s what the American Cancer Society is about."
Breast cancer is diagnosed in more than 200,000 new female patients in the U.S. each year, according to the American Cancer Society. One in eight American women will be found to have breast cancer in her lifetime. Early detection can help prevent the spread of tumors.