With the death of actress Lynn Redgrave, who lost her seven year battle with breast cancer this week, along with the 2010 Komen Atlanta Race for the Cure® coming to Atlanta this Saturday, it’s time to learn the facts about this disease. Ask.com, a national partner of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure has compiled a helpful Q&A which covers the top questions asked about breast cancer.
Top questions about breast cancer from Ask.com
Q. Can men be diagnosed with breast cancer?
A. Although rare, men can get and even die from the breast cancer.
Q. How many new diagnoses of breast cancer were there in 2009?
A. 192,370 U.S. women were diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009.
Q. What is a mammogram?
A. A mammogram is a breast screening using x-rays.
Q. Who may be at a higher risk for breast cancer?
A. Studies show older women have