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Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in women and ranks second among cancer deaths in women. One in eight women will develop breast cancer during their life, but with early detection, the cure rate can be as high as 96 percent. Getting an annual mammogram can increase your chances of making a full recovery.
Our physicians use the most advanced techniques for diagnosing and treating breast cancer. Breast brachytherapy allows for minimally invasive, breast conservation therapies to be used during breast cancer treatments.
According to ACS, the breast cancer death rate in the US is falling by about two percent per year, since 1999, but any woman may develop breast cancer. The following risk factors may increase the likelihood of developing the disease.
Some risk factors may include:
Exposure to pesticides, or other chemicals, is currently being examined as a possible risk factor.