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Cancer in Women
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Cancer and Women: Epidemiological Overview Cancer is the second-leading cause of death in the United States 75% of cancers are diagnosed in people aged 55 and older Breast cancer is the most common cancer for women Lung cancer is the second most common, but causes the most deaths (lower survival rate) Third most common cancer = colorectal Fourth most common cancer = endometrial
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Breast Conditions Most women will find a lump in their breast at some point in their lives. In 9 of 10 cases, this is not cancer. Benign breast diseases include: Fibrocystic breast disease (cystic mastitis) Hyperplasia Fibroadenoma © AbleStock
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Breast Conditions Breast cancer is a frightening, misunderstood issue in women’s health. It can usually be successfully treated if detected early. Five levels In situ: Too small to be felt; nearly 100% 5-year survival rate Stage I: < 2 cm in size, localized Stage II: 2–5 cm in size, localized Stage III: > 5 cm in size, grown into chest wall, skin, or lymph nodes Stage IV: Growth spread to other parts of body
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Risk Factors for Breast Cancer Gender Age Family history Never had children or first child after 30 Early menarche (before 12) or late menopause
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