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Breast Cancer Statistics

It may be a sensitive subject, but all women need to be aware of the frightening statistics surrounding breast cancer.

Knowledge is power, so here are some statistics you need to know:

  • About 1 out of every 9 women will develop breast cancer, and nearly one-fourth of these cancers will result in death.
     
  • Breast cancer risk rises dramatically with age, with about three-fourths of these cases occurring in women over 50.
     
  • There is no family history of breast cancer in 80 percent of women who develop the disease; however, family history and other factors can increase a woman’s risk of developing cancer.
     
  • Most breast cancers do not cause symptoms initially and can be detected early only by a mammogram or examination.
     
  • Call the Columbus Regional Breast Care Center at 706-571-1234 to schedule your digital mammogram today and reduce your risk of developing breast cancer.
As the region's leading provider of healthcare, Columbus Regional Health has touched the lives of most of the children and adults in this region through its comprehensive network of services. Located in the West Georgia city of Columbus, Columbus Regional was established in 1986 as a not-for-profit health services organization, but its roots can be traced back to 1836 when the local hospital was a small wooden building on the banks of the Chattahoochee River.