Is the Leading Cause of Death Among Women Age 55 to 65
Early detection and treatment remains the most important factor for surviving breast cancer. Every woman over the age of 45 needs to be screened regularly for breast cancer. (Screening Guidelines). Women with an elevated risk of breast cancer should be screened annually and be diligent in their monthly self-breast-examination. Especially Younger Women with one or more risk factors for breast cancer need to follow a regular (annual or biannual) schedule of breast cancer screening.
Advances in technology and evolving clinical research indicates that mammography alone is not the best choice for breast cancer screening. Research in Australia, New Zealand and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) demonstrates a clear advantage in the early detection of breast cancer using 3-D Ultrasound.
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Breast Cancer remains a serious issue for women... the good news is that it is fast becoming one of the most treatable forms of cancer when it is diagnosed early! Five year survival rates are moving toward 99% (as compared to 73% in 1990[CDC]) when diagnosed at Stage 0 and early Stage I. But there is a word of caution. In the last few years the number of women being screened for breast cancer has actually declined, causing many cancer experts to begin to worry.
Even with the great advances in diagnosis and treatment, breast cancer remains the leading cause of death among women between the age of 45 and 65. This is no time to skip cancer screening even for a short period of time.
Stage 0 – Pre Cancer Cells Found Within Breast Duct or Nipple Discharge
Stage I – Tumor of 2cm (¾ inch) or less and that has not spread beyond point of origin (in situ)
Stage II – Tumor size of 2cm to 5cm with tiny amounts of cancer tissue in 2 or 3 auxiliary lymph nodes and has not spread outside the breast
Stage III – Tumor not more than 5cm, 4 or 9 auxiliary lymph nodes and may have grown into the chest wall
Stage IV – Cancer can be of any size and has spread to distant organs