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Breast Cancer Is #2 Cancer Killer For Iowa Women

Statewide Iowa — It’s estimated 2,700 Iowa women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year and nearly 390 will die from it.

Radiologist Dr. Lashonda Soma is reminding women about the importance of early screenings for breast cancer.

According to the American Cancer Society, only lung cancer causes more cancer deaths among Iowa women than breast cancer. Soma says early detection can save lives.

She recommends women start getting screened for breast cancer starting at age 40.

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