According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in the U.S., behind only skin cancers.

In fact, the society puts the average risk as a one in eight chance that a woman will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. And according to the World Health Organization, breast cancer is now the most common cancer globally, claiming 12% of new cancer cases. Breast cancer is also the second-leading cause of cancer death in women, behind only lung cancer.

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