In 2012, an estimated 236,870 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to occur among women in the United States. In Iowa, in 2012, 2250 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and about 410 will die from this disease. Only lung cancer causes more cancer death among Iowa women than breast cancer.
Having a risk factor for breast cancer does not mean that you will get the disease. It is important to be aware of the risk factors and to practice prevention and receive early detection screening services.
It is important to see your health care provider if you have any of these symptoms.
When breast cancer is found early, a woman has more treatment choices and a better chance of recovery.
Early detection could save your life. Breast cancer found early means early treatment. Earlier treatment can man a better outcome. There are three methods than can be used to find breast cancer early.
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