Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Breast Cancer in Younger Women

According to Web MD, only 7% of breast cancer occurs in women under 40, but: “Diagnosing breast cancer in younger women (under 40 years old) is more difficult because their breast tissue is generally denser than the breast tissue in older women. By the time a lump in a younger woman's breast can be felt, the cancer often is advanced…In addition, breast cancer in younger women may be aggressive and less likely to respond to treatment.”

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has recently assembled an Advisory Committee to increase knowledge and awareness of breast cancer in women under 40 as well as promote early detection. For more information, visit the CDC online.

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