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Definition of Breast Cancer
Just because other family members have had breast cancer doesn't mean that their disease was inherited. In the U.S., only about 5 to 10 percent of all breast cancers occur because of inherited mutations. ALLwomen are at risk for breast cancer. The two most important risk factors are:
Male Breast Cancer in the United States - Breast cancer in men is rare, but it does happen. In 2012, it is estimated that among U.S. men there will be:
Questions to Ask the Doctor PDF Downloads
The Questions to Ask the Doctor About Breast Cancer series includes 14 topic cards on a variety of breast cancer issues. Each card contains pertinent questions to discuss with your doctor regarding a specific breast cancer topic. You can download and print the cards and bring them with you to your next doctor's appointment.
*Above information courtesy Susan G. Komen for the Cure website