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When should I be worried about breast cancer?

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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology

In brief: Prevention

Women should be concerned about breast cancer.
But with proper screening and early detection the best chances for a cure are achieved. Meet with you doctor and discuss your risk and form a plan.

In brief: Prevention

Women should be concerned about breast cancer.
But with proper screening and early detection the best chances for a cure are achieved. Meet with you doctor and discuss your risk and form a plan.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Dr. Travis Kidner
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery

In brief: Age-dependent

The incidence of breast cancer increases with age.
While the lifetime risk of breast cancer is 1:8, a more meaningful statistic is the risk in any decade of life. For example, us women have a 0.4% chance of breast cancer in their 30's, 1.5% in their 40's, 2.4% in their 50's, and 3.5% in their 60's. Unless you are in a high-risk group, i suggest getting mammograms beginning at age 40.

In brief: Age-dependent

The incidence of breast cancer increases with age.
While the lifetime risk of breast cancer is 1:8, a more meaningful statistic is the risk in any decade of life. For example, us women have a 0.4% chance of breast cancer in their 30's, 1.5% in their 40's, 2.4% in their 50's, and 3.5% in their 60's. Unless you are in a high-risk group, i suggest getting mammograms beginning at age 40.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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