Among genetics and environmental factors, unopposed estrogen is a cause of breast cancer. There is now no known cure for breast cancer, so early diagnosis is critical.
Attendee Tumor Board webcast, is an educational extension to the annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference®, which will discuss the latest in breast cancer research, controversies and other breakthroughs. According to the American Cancer Society Cancer Facts & Figures 2017, an estimated 252,710 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer and 40,610 will die from the disease this year.
The women in the study who opted for a bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction had 7.8 times the odds of missing more than a month of work or stopping work altogether, compared to women who opted for a lumpectomy and radiation therapy.
"We also need to develop formal training modules for physicians and surgeons who are treating people with cancer to understand how to begin conversations about employment effects and incorporate those into our routine discussions", says Jagsi.
The study suggested the number of women with BRCA1 and 2 mutations who now choose to have a mastectomy could reduce by a third - from 50% to about 36%.
"Breast cancer is not one disease, pancreatic cancer is not once disease, colon cancer is not one disease, there are a few different cancers that go into each of those", adds Dr. Qalbani.
Lauderhill Commissioner Margaret Bates is leading the charge in breast cancer awareness efforts this month.
Evans and his team have been working with researchers at Cambridge University, along with members from the USA, Australia and Europe to examine samples from 60,000 women.