October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month: a month to remember those who have lost their battle with breast cancer, as well as to recognize those who have survived the disease. Breast cancer changes the lives of thousands of women and their families yearly, and it's important to get checked regularly to increase chances of staying healthy.

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Being informed about breast cancer and being aware of symptoms of the disease could change your life. Here are some facts about breast cancer which are also reasons why you should be screened regularly.