October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Jen Baumgartner, Executive Director for the American Cancer Society in Minnesota, North and South Dakota, told the KMRS Early Morning Show that women need to be aware of their bodies and have a dialogue with their physician, and check when have to have their first mammography screening.

Baumgartner said that since 1991, there has been a 40 percent increase in diagnosed people living 5 years or more beyond their diagnosis.

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