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*:
(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.