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By Jonathan Wilson

Today, D.C.'s Congressional representative Eleanor Holmes Norton joins three city council members in commemorating Breast Cancer Awareness month.

D.C. has the highest breast cancer rate in the country and also has the highest cancer death rate.

This morning Norton and council members Yvette Alexander, Muriel Bowser and Mary Cheh are drawing attention to the work of the Capital Breast Cancer Center, the only community screening service in the city.

Cheh, who is recovering from breast cancer herself, says early screening is the key.

"Whatever's causing this, and obviously we'd like to eradicate breast cancer and its causes, but whatever's causing this, the next best thing is to catch it early," Cheh says.

The CBCC’s services include breast health education, transportation, clinical breast exams, screening mammography and navigation services for women who require follow-up.

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