Each year, some 230,000 new cases of breast cancer are diagnosed in American women, and about one in eight American women will develop invasive breast cancer at some point. Breast cancer represents the second-most common cancer in women after skin cancer, and it’s the second-leading cause of death in women
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It’s no surprise that breast cancer ranks as one of the top health concerns among women, since an estimated one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during a life span of 95 years.
One topic that’s in the spotlight is dense breasts—women want to know what impact dense
To a weight-conscious woman, fat isn’t a good thing. But when it comes to finding breast cancer, fat may be your friend. That’s because having more fatty tissue in the breast makes it easier to identify breast cancer on a mammogram. Conversely, having more dense breast tissue makes this task
Women between the ages of 50 and 74, with an average risk of breast cancer, should have screening mammography only every two years, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) again recommended.
A spokesman for the USPSTF, co-chair Michael LeFevre, MD, said the committee reviewed updated and new information, and came