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Although breast cancer still kills 39,000 people in the U.S. each year, death rates have been on the decline for more than two decades. In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in the U.S., Freda Lewis-Hall wrote an article for GetOld.com in which she shares her observations about the common traits that survivors share … particularly the positive attitude they apply to their treatment.
“Today, four out of five people diagnosed with breast cancer will live at least 10 more years, thanks to early detection and disciplined treatment,” wrote Freda. “Dealing with breast cancer isn’t what anyone would wish for, but remember – it is a disease millions have overcome.”