Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is one of the leading causes of death for women in America. Second only to lung cancer, breast cancer kills about 40,000 women annually. Based on recent statistics collected by the American Cancer Society, approximately 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer – accounting for about 230,000 cases every year.

The good news is that breast cancer mortality rates have steadily decreased about 12% since 1990. Researchers suggest that this decline is due to advancements in screening technology and educational programs that allow for early detection of the disease.

Early detection is vital to allow for successful treatment of breast cancer. Although there is no definitive method to prevent cancer, it’s up to every woman to arm themselves with knowledge to help reduce their risk factors.

Recent Breast Cancer Commentary

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    Chemotherapy is one of the most common treatments used for women battling breast cancer, but is also used quite frequently in treating other types of cancers. Chemotherapy is used because of how well it targets the cancer cells, but the problem is that it also affects other cells that are rapidly divide, including but not ...

  • Rising Breast Cancer Rates and Everyday Chemicals…Is There a Link?

    Breast Cancer UK has reason to believe that UK Breast Cancer rates are on the rise due to women using household cleaners, as well as many personal care products. Breast Cancer UK feels that the breast cancer rates are on the rise due to the synthetic chemicals that have been added to all of these ...

  • Top Tips For Telling Your Co-Workers You Have Breast Cancer

    Telling your co-workers that you have breast cancer is not about gaining their sympathy, although that can happen. Being diagnosed with cancer is an ordeal everybody is going to need help at some point, including a strong career woman. By alerting your co-workers, you will have gained another support group, especially when it comes to ...

  • Digital Mammography Improves Breast Cancer Detection

    As most women know mammograms are essential for spotting breast cancer. The only problem with mammograms is that not all cases of breast cancer are caught early enough, which can lead to longer and more invasive treatments or even terminal cancer in others. For women over the age of 40 The National Cancer Institute recommends ...

  • Why the Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence is Higher in Obese Women

    Evidence strongly suggests that changes in the body caused by obesity fuel the growth of cancer cells. Obesity has long been associated with chronic medical conditions such as diabetes, heart failure, and hypertension. But those extra pounds are also linked to a greater risk that breast cancer will return even in those patients who have undergone ...

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