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Breast Cancer

GRAHAM A. COLDITZ, HEATHER J. BAER and TAMIMI RULLA M.

in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention

Third edition

Published in print October 2006 | ISBN: 9780195149616
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199865062 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149616.003.0051
Breast Cancer

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Breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosis and the second leading cause of cancer death among women in the United States. Over 211,000 women and 1,600 men in the United States are diagnosed with breast cancer each year, and 40,000 Americans die of this disease annually. This chapter reviews the epidemiology of breast cancer. Topics covered include classification, demographic patterns, environmental factors, host factors, pathogenesis, and preventive measures.

Keywords: breast; cancer risk; cancer epidemiology; cancer prevention

Chapter.  22685 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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