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Governor Quinn Proclaims Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Illinois

Monday - Oct 04, 2010

An estimated 9,320 women in Illinois will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Governor Pat Quinn today declared October 2010 as Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Illinois to educate women about breast cancer and the importance of early detection through mammography. Breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in women and is the second leading cause of cancer deaths for women. The Illinois State Cancer Registry projects 9,320 women in Illinois will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010, and an estimated 1,880 women in Illinois will lose their life to breast cancer this year.

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