According to a recent article by the American Association for Cancer Research1, 16 percent of women will get called back for further testing after their first mammogram, and 10 percent will be called after subsequent mammograms. While the call-back percentage is high, only about 0.5 percent of those women will have cancer. » Read more about: The Truth About Mammogram False Positives »
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women.
In 2013, an estimated 232,340 women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer, while 64,640 will be diagnosed with non-invasive breast cancer. With early detection and treatment, women can fight back against breast cancer.
Diagnosed with Breast Cancer? Here Are Your Treatment Options
Breast-conserving surgery and radiation therapy. An operation to remove the breast cancer, but not the breast itself.
Total mastectomy. The entire breast is removed. » Read more about: Breast Cancer Awareness Month »