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Any woman (and even men) can get breast cancer which is why it is so important to know about the disease and know about all potential treatments. It is often not clear why some people get cancer and others do not, and the more we learn about the disease, the better we get at curing it.
There is no definite symptom which means that you definitely have breast cancer. Most of the symptoms which are related to breast cancer are also present with non-cancer problems, so it is important not to panic if you develop a problem but to ensure you get it checked out.
Studies have shown that it is possible to reduce the number of women dying from breast cancer by 45% using very simple measures. These include understanding your risk of having breast cancer based on your personal and family history, and being screened regularly for breast cancer.