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October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is the 32nd anniversary of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

When people know more about breast cancer, early detection rates rise and lives are saved. Breast cancer is a wide spread disease that knows no boundaries and does not discriminate.

Since the inception of Susan G. Komen, progress has been made, however, there still much more to be done.

This October, Susan G. Komen is drawing increased attention to metastatic breast cancer as it works to achieve its goal to reduce breast cancer deaths in the U.S. by 50 percent by 2026.

While breast cancer death rates have declined steadily, 40,000 women and men still die each year from breast cancer, and that is what must change.

Metastatic breast cancer – breast cancer that has spread to the lungs, liver, brain or bones – is responsible for the vast majority of those deaths.

Komen New England invites you to be More Than Pink this Breast Cancer Awareness Month. To learn more, get involved, or attend an event visit KomenNewEngland.org.

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