Breast Cancer Awareness

brest cancer awareness monthOctober is Breast Cancer Awareness month and as a physician who’s cared for women for over 30 years the simple fact remains that scarcely a month goes by when someone I’ve known for many years becomes newly diagnosed.

While breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women there is still much that can be done to detect this disease in its earliest stages and survive this cancer.

In 2015 it is expected that 230 thousand new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in the U.S. Another 60 thousand women will be diagnosed with an early non-invasive form of the disease. Unfortunately 40,000 women will succumb to this disease.

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