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Battle breast cancer with awareness

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Data compiled by the Louisiana Tumor Registry shows 130 new breast cancer cases were reported in Lincoln Parish between 2009 and 2013, the latest years for which figures are available. On average, nine local women succumbed to the disease each of those years, giving Lincoln Parish the fourth highest breast cancer death rate in Louisiana.

Statistics from Northern Louisiana Medical Center show 48 breast cancer cases were diagnosed in Lincoln Parish in 2016, and 21 cases from January to August of 2017.

Those are sobering statistics and one that should find all of us asking “why?”

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