Granger tweets for breast cancer awareness

In keeping with October's status as Breast Cancer Awareness month, Rep. Kay Granger (R-Texas) on Twitter Wednesday listed several ways to reduce risk of the condition. 

"More than 190,000 women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year, and more than 40,000 will die," she said, quoting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

She then listed its recommendations for lowered risk: regular screenings, a healthy weight, regular exercise and a knowledge of family medical history. 

"According to @CDCgov breast cancer is most common cause of death from cancer among Hispanic women," she went on.  

Granger is not the only the only House member using Twitter to mark the month: Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) turned the background of her Twitter photo pink for the occasion, and encouraged her followers to check out several related Twitter accounts.

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