7 things you need to know about breast cancer that may save your life this awareness month

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Examining your breasts regularly is one of the best ways to detect cancer early. Both women and men can get it.
Examining your breasts regularly is one of the best ways to detect cancer early. Both women and men can get it.
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Breast cancer is the most common cancer to affect women worldwide and it’s the leading cause of cancer deaths in women globally.

You can’t prevent it but the earlier it’s detected, the better your chances of survival. Here’s what you need to know.

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