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        <p>Presently, about one in nine American women develops this
disease at some time in her life, compared to one in 17 in 1950. <a
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wiki/">Brain Cancer Symptoms Wiki</a>Experts are uncertain whether this
represents a true rise in the incidence of breast cancer or improved
detection of it due to mam mography and better public awareness. The risk
of breast cancer increases with age, especially after menopause. Risk is
also higher among women who had their first child after age 30 or never
had children; already have had cancer in one breast, had an early first
menstrual period or a late menopause; or have a close relative, such as a
sister or mother, who was diagnosed with breast cancer before
menopause.Some studies have linked a high-fat diet to an increased risk
of breast cancer, but others have shown otherwise. Cancer specialists
emphasize that about 70 percent of all cases of breast cancer arise in
women with none of the above risk factors. In rare instances, men also
develop breast cancer, accounting for less than five percent of
occurrences.</p> <p>Diagnostic Studies And Procedures</p> <p>Early
detection is the single most important factor in surviving breast cancer,
because early, localized malignancies are more than 90 percent curable.
The American Cancer Society (ACS) recommends that all women age 20 or
older perform a monthly self examination of their breasts . Although more
than 80 percent of the lumps found by women during self examination are
benign, women initially discover more than 85 percent of all breast
cancers. Breast examination by a physician is recommended every three
years between the ages of 20 and 40 and annually thereafter. The age at
which a woman should begin regular screening with mammography remains
controversial. Present guidelines from the National Cancer Institute
recommend starting annual mammography at age 50, but many cancer experts
advocate beginning at age 40. There is no doubt, however, that
mammography is the most effective means of early breast cancer detection
in women over 50 because it can locate suspicious areas of calcification,
a common sign of cancer, long before a tumor is large enough to be felt
by a woman or her doctors. Mammography is not as effective in younger
women because they have denser, lumpier breasts, making it harder to
discern normal from abnormal tissue. Mammography should be scheduled for
the week after menstruation, when breasts are unlikely to be swollen and
painful. To help assure an accurate mammogram and avoid repeats, no
deodorant, powder, cream, or other substance should be applied to breasts
or the underarm area that day because they can cause misleading
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Revealed Click here</a></p> <p>If any suspicious areas are found by
mammography or physical examination, a biopsy is necessary to rule out
cancer. In most cases, a doctor will attempt to obtain a tissue sample by
aspiration, a procedure in which a hollow needle is inserted into the
lump. If fluid can be withdrawn, it will be analyzed for malignant cells,
but such lumps, especially those that disappear after aspiration, are
usually harmless cysts. If a lump returns rapidly, no fluid can be
withdrawn, or malignant cells are detected in the fluid, another biopsy
is necessary. Again, this may be done by needle. With a new procedure
called stereotaxic needle aspiration, a special X-ray scanning technique
is used during aspiration to locate suspicious areas too small to be
felt. In some cases, a surgical biopsy is necessary. This may be
excisional, in which the entire mass is removed, or incisional, in which
only part of the lump is taken out. A pathologist will then determine
whether the tissue is cancerous, and if so, what kind of cancer it is.
Cells from a cancerous lump will also be tested to determine if they are
stimulated by estrogen or proges terone, a finding that may influence the
choice of anticancer drugs. If breast cancer is diagnosed, additional
tests are needed to find out if it has metastasized to other parts of the
body. These may include a bone scan, X-rays, and sampling of lymph
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