BREAST CANCER, How Many Women are getting this disease?

How many women get breast cancer? The American Cancer Society’s most recent estimates for breast cancer in the United States are for 2012: About 226,870 new cases of invasive breast cancer in women About 63,300 new cases of carcinoma in situ (CIS) will be found (CIS is non-invasive and is the earliest form of breast cancer). About 39,510 deaths from breast cancer (women) Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States, other than skin cancer. It is the … [Read more...]

Summit on Breast Health and Cancer Control Concludes in Vienna

The 5th Global Summit on International Breast Health: Guidelines for International Breast Health and Cancer Control -- Supportive Care and Quality of Life concluded Friday, 5 October in Vienna, Austria. Convened jointly by the Breast Health Global Initiative (BHGI) and the IAEA's Programme of Action for Cancer Therapy (PACT), it brought together leading global experts in breast cancer, palliative care, hospice and patient advocacy. Discussions during the three-day meeting covered areas … [Read more...]

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