SABCS 2014: Breast Cancer Trends
Recently, I had the opportunity to do an interview for an online publication about the trends in FBC prevention, detection and treatment that came out of the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium held in December. This – as I know you know – is the annual conference during which major outcomes in FBC research are presented. Much of the information is written in medical mumbo jumbo, so I took the liberty of translating a bit for you. Hope that you find it interesting!
What is the latest on detection? A relatively unknown but incredibly important fact about breast cancer is that women with dense breasts are four times more likely to develop breast cancer. They also are much less likely to have their breast cancer detected with a mammogram. This is a big deal. And, it’s estimated that 40-50% of women have dense breasts. At the conference, researchers revealed data showing that using ultrasounds in women with dense breasts potentially
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