Who Gets Breast Cancer?

Breast cancer is the most common cancer to affect women. In 1999, 175,000 new cases of breast cancer were diagnosed in American women. The good news is that 80% of these women had relatively early stage disease, which generally responds well to treatment. Every woman is at SOME risk for breast cancer—this is merely the “risk” of living as a woman. But there are many risk factors that can make one woman’s picture differ substantially from another’s. When you understand your own particular risk profile, you are in a better position to manage it and don’t have to fear the unknown.

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