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What You Need to Know and How You Can Help.
Thanks to largely stable incidence rates, improved treatment, as well as earlier detection through screening and increased awareness, a woman's risk of dying of breast cancer dropped 39 percent between the late 1980s and 2015, translating into more than 300,000 breast cancer deaths avoided during that time.
Despite that progress, there's much more to be done. Breast cancer is still the second-leading cause of cancer death in women, second only to lung cancer. There is still a large racial gap in mortality, with African-American women having higher death rates compared to whites, even as incidence rates are similar.
At this time, there are more than 3.1 million people with a history of breast cancer in the United States. (This includes women still being treated and those who have completed treatment.)
October is: National Dental Hygiene Month
National Dental Hygiene Month is here and we’re celebrating dental hygienists! This month, we’re encouraging dental hygienists across the country to share their stories about what makes them #DHProud. Follow along on ADHA’s social media channels all month to help spread the word about all the incredible work dental hygienists do.
For more information visit: National Dental Hygiene Month
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