Breast cancer is cancer that develops from breast tissue. Risk factors for developing breast cancer include being female, obesity , lack of physical exercise, drinking alcohol , hormone replacement therapy during menopause , ionizing radiation , early age at first menstruation , having children late or not at all, older age, prior history of breast cancer, and family history. The balance of benefits versus harms of breast cancer screening is controversial. A Cochrane review stated that it is unclear if mammographic screening does more good or harm.
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Metrics details. Many women who survive breast cancer die of causes unrelated to their cancer diagnosis. This study was undertaken to assess factors that are related to breast cancer mortality versus mortality from other causes and to describe the leading causes of death among older women diagnosed with breast cancer. Women diagnosed with breast cancer at age 66 or older between and were identified in the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results-Medicare linked database and followed through the end of A total of 63, women diagnosed with breast cancer met the inclusion criteria and were followed for a median of approximately nine years. Almost one-half
Breast Cancer—Patient Version
October 2, , by NCI Staff. Men may be more likely than women to die after being diagnosed with breast cancer, particularly during the first 5 years after diagnosis, a new study suggests. In the study, the 5-year overall survival rate after a diagnosis of breast cancer was
Breast cancer is the most frequent cancer among women, impacting 2. While breast cancer rates are higher among women in more developed regions, rates are increasing in nearly every region globally. In order to improve breast cancer outcomes and survival, early detection is critical. There are two early detection strategies for breast cancer: early diagnosis and screening. Limited resource settings with weak health systems where the majority of women are diagnosed in late stages should prioritize early diagnosis programmes based on awareness of early signs and symptoms and prompt referral to diagnosis and treatment.