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1. Wear pink. It’s the official color of breast cancer awareness.

2. Organize a fundraiser to pay for mammograms for women who can’t afford them.

3. Tell the men you know that although their risk is lower, they can also get breast cancer.

4. Support someone you know who has been diagnosed.

5. Perform a self exam every month. Forty percent of breast cancers are detected by women who feel a lump.

6. Minimize your risk by following a healthy lifestyle, including avoiding smoking and alcohol.

7. Learn your family history of breast cancer and other cancers.

8. Educate yourself on risk factors, including family history and personal health history.

9. Know the signs and symptoms. Visit nationalbreastcancer.org for more info.

10. Talk to your doctor about screening for breast cancer, which can vary depending on your risk factors.

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