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Should women be concerned about breast cancer?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes.

1 in 8 women in the US will develop breast cancer in their lifetime, and most women affected will have no definable risk factor. Therefore, at this time, it is critical for all women over age 40 to have a screening mammogram (yearly).
When breast cancer is caught before it becomes palpable, the chance for cure is very high and the treatment options are greatest. Mammograms save lives!

In brief: Yes.

1 in 8 women in the US will develop breast cancer in their lifetime, and most women affected will have no definable risk factor. Therefore, at this time, it is critical for all women over age 40 to have a screening mammogram (yearly).
When breast cancer is caught before it becomes palpable, the chance for cure is very high and the treatment options are greatest. Mammograms save lives!
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology

In brief: Yes

Yes.

In brief: Yes

Yes.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Dr. Travis Kidner
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Dr. Raj Syal
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Yes

Yes, but not paranoid.
Make healthy choices and have routine testing when appropriate. Breast cancer treatments are now very successful.

In brief: Yes

Yes, but not paranoid.
Make healthy choices and have routine testing when appropriate. Breast cancer treatments are now very successful.
Dr. Raj Syal
Dr. Raj Syal
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