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Breast cancer screenings are crucial to stop the disease

In a recent report in the Houston Culture Map, Adrianna Higgins asks the question: "Why are so many women delaying annual mammograms, and so many men still not even aware that they too can get breast cancer?"

Adrianna Higgins is the executive director of the Susan G. Komen For The Cure's Houston affiliate. She works to advocate breast cancer awareness throughout the community, for both men and women.

According to Higgins, the Houston affiliate has raised more than $13 million over the past four years.

"While it is my hope that you will take action regarding your health, it is your choice to do so. Neither I nor your family members can do it for you," writes Higgins.

Breast cancer affects more than 200,000 new female patients in the U.S. each year, according to BreastCancer.org. The American Cancer Society recommends that all women over the age of 40 receive yearly mammograms, in order to make sure that the disease does not spread and is caught at the earliest time possible. 
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