This year alone, more than 300,000 women in the U.S. will likely learn they have the disease. If you or a woman you love is one of them, you need to remember this: More than ever before, women are living longer—and better lives—with breast cancer. Today, the five-year survival rate for most women with breast cancer is 90%. If cancer hasn't spread beyond the breast, that survival rate is higher. Strides in treatment are a key reason why these statistics are so reassuring. Most wo...
9/17/2020 3:18:00 PM
To be a woman is to wonder, and sometimes worry, about breast cancer. Almost all of us know someone—a loved one, a friend or a co-worker—who has faced this disease. That’s why we put together a list of common questions and answers about breast cancer: Q: Is it true that 1 in 8 women will get breast cancer? A: Yes. Based on current incidence rates, 12.4 percent of all women in the U.S. will develop breast cancer at some point in their lives, Dr. Elisabeth L. Dupont , a breast su...
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