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Did you know epilepsy is as common and as deadly as breast cancer?

A recent article on SheKnows shows the staggering impact epilepsy has and brings the numbers home with some frightening comparisons. Below is an excerpt from the article:

The Epilepsy Foundation shows there are approximately 200,000 new cases of epilepsy and seizures diagnosed each year. According to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the same number of breast cancer cases are diagnosed. Additionally, 40,000 people will die as a result of seizures, which is the same number of people that will die as a result of breast cancer.
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Are you surprised? I know I was.

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3 Responses

  1. Jamie
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    Thanks for sharing

  2. Amanda Krzywonski
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    Thank you for this blog, you are exceptional at writing – even if it is something small. I can't believe so many people are diagnosed each year! It breaks my heart.

  3. Jessica Keenan Smith
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    @Jamie
    Thanks for your comment!!
    Jessica