When breast cancer is detected early, it saves lives. According to the American Cancer Society, Hispanic women who detect breast cancer at an early stage, at the local stage, their survival rate is 96 percent. If the cancer is detected later, in the regional stage, survival rate drops to 85 percent. And if detected even later, in the distant stage, survival rate plummets to 32 percent. Estela Lopez was lucky to have caught her breast cancer in the first stage, and on January 15, she graduated from treatment and is now in recovery.
The thought of possibly being diagnosed with breast cancer can be frightening. Doctor ...