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Breast Cancer Screening

Breast cancer is a disease that can affect both women and men; however, the disease is about 100 times more common among women than men. The following is the estimated incidence and mortality rate of breast cancer estimated for the year 2012*:

During 2012
(in the United States)
Among Women Among Men
Estimated New Cases of Invasive Breast Cancer Diagnosed 226,870 2,190
Estimated New Cases of In-situ Breast Cancer Diagnosed 63,300
Estimated Deaths from Breast Cancer 39,920 410

 

Early detection through routine mammographic screening is the key to reducing the incidence of breast cancer. Learn more on how to change the practice of mammography with the new tomosynthesis technology that is finding more invasive breast cancer when used in combination with traditional 2D mammography.

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