Breast cancer, a fear of most women, is commonly seen by family physicians. It is the second most common female cancer killer, passed only by lung cancer in recent years. Except for skin cancer it is the most commonly seen cancer in women, with approximately 184,300 new cases of invasive breast cancer diagnosed in 1996 and 44,300 deaths. Breast cancer primarily affects women, but 2400 cases a year and 260 deaths annually (fewer than 1% of all breast cancers) occur in men.
KeywordsBreast Cancer Family Physician High Risk Woman Nipple Discharge Breast Cyst
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