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A holistic approach to improve breast cancer care

A young UWA researcher hopes that one day a simple blood test could screen a breast cancer patient's DNA for cancer related genetic information within each tumour which would alleviate the need for other invasive procedures ...

Jun 07, 2016
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Health and self

When women receive a breast cancer diagnosis they face choices not only about their immediate treatment, but also about how to manage the risk of recurrence. For a growing number of women that involves surgery to remove a ...

Jun 06, 2016
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Breast cancer

Breast cancer is a cancer that starts in the breast, usually in the inner lining of the milk ducts or lobules. There are different types of breast cancer, with different stages (spread), aggressiveness, and genetic makeup. With best treatment, 10-year disease-free survival varies from 98% to 10%. Treatment is selected from surgery, drugs (chemotherapy), and radiation. .

In the United States, there were 216,000 cases of invasive breast cancer and 40,000 deaths in 2004. Worldwide, breast cancer is the second most common type of cancer after lung cancer (10.4% of all cancer incidence, both sexes counted) and the fifth most common cause of cancer death. In 2004, breast cancer caused 519,000 deaths worldwide (7% of cancer deaths; almost 1% of all deaths).

Breast cancer is about 100 times as frequent among women as among men, but survival rates are equal in both sexes.

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