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Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention$
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David Schottenfeld and Joseph F. Fraumeni

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195149616

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149616.001.0001

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Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer

Chapter:
(p.995) 51 Breast Cancer
Source:
Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention
Author(s):

GRAHAM A. COLDITZ

HEATHER J. BAER

TAMIMI RULLA M.

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149616.003.0051

Breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosis and the second leading cause of cancer death among women in the United States. Over 211,000 women and 1,600 men in the United States are diagnosed with breast cancer each year, and 40,000 Americans die of this disease annually. This chapter reviews the epidemiology of breast cancer. Topics covered include classification, demographic patterns, environmental factors, host factors, pathogenesis, and preventive measures.

Keywords:   breast, cancer risk, cancer epidemiology, cancer prevention

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