Thursday, October 04, 2012
ROCHESTER, Minn. — October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer among women in the United States and ranks second as a cause of cancer death in women, after lung cancer. About 1 in 8 women and 1 in 1,000 men will develop breast cancer.
Although treatment advances have improved survival rates, a cure for breast cancer remains elusive. Assessing risk, understanding the disease, navigating treatment options, managing the side effects of treatment and coping with a cancer diagnosis are just some of the issues patients may face. The following Mayo Clinic Cancer Center experts are available to discuss those and other topics:
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