Breast Cancer

Is It Breast Cancer?

You've probably heard or read the statistic by now: About 1 in 8 women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer during her lifetime. Treatments work best when breast cancer is caught early. That's why Watson Clinic recommends that you get screened for the disease annually starting at the age of 40. But it's equally as important to know the signs and symptoms of breast cancer at any age, since even younger women can—and do—get the disease. Be on the lookout—and speak up ...

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10/13/2021 4:17:00 PM Comments(0)

Advances in the Fight Against Breast Cancer

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...

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9/17/2020 3:18:00 PM Comments(0)

Breast Cancer: Your Questions Answered

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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9/21/2018 10:05:00 AM Comments(0)