This comprehensive guide for mental health practitioners and medical professionals addresses the delicate issues surrounding breast cancer and the processes involved in emotional coping and healing. The book covers concerns of family members as well as women worried about developing breast cancer.
Chapter 2: Breast Cancer: What You Need to Know
Breast Cancer: What You Need to Know
Some facts about breast cancer:
- Breast cancer is the most prevalent cancer among women.
- It is estimated that, by the year 2000, there will be 1.5 million new cases of breast cancer in the United States. Women in the United States have among the highest rates of breast cancer in the world. Particularly at risk are urban women of higher socioeconomic status, married women, and women living in the northern United States.
- In the general population, approximately 75% of new cases of breast cancer occur in women age 50 and older, and 13% of initial breast cancer diagnoses occur in women between 40 and 49 years of age.
- Breast cancer is less prevalent in women under ...