of breast cancer deaths per 10,000 females
Rationale for use of indicator
Breast cancer is the leading
cause of cancer deaths in women.
Early detection, through
procedures such as mammography and both clinical and self-examination, can reduce
breast cancer mortality among women.
Texas Vital Statistics
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