A Doctor Answers The Question “Why Are So Many Young Women Getting Cancer?”The Breast Cancer Site
Breast cancer is on the rise among younger women. Between 2000 and 2009, the number of American women aged 25 to 39 diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer rose about 3.6 percent per year.
That’s some scary stuff to think about, especially since many women are not urged to get mammograms until age 40 or beyond.
Unfortunately, progression is generally more aggressive when the disease strikes women at young ages, with mortality rates more than 40 percent higher than in older patients.
Many women who are at risk for cancer have questions about what they can do to prevent the disease’s development. In this video, Joan Lunden’s oncologist takes the time to help women learn more about the disease. These facts should make you feel more comfortable knowing about breast cancer and what can be done to treat and prevent it.
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