More than 200,000 American women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year. One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during her lifetime. Breast cancer accounts for more than 30 percent of all cancers found in women.
Breast cancer is not selective. The majority of women diagnosed with breast cancer have no family history of the disease and while it occurs more often in women who are over the age of 50, younger women are at risk too.
Early detection is the key to fighting breast cancer. The early stages of breast cancer, especially those found from self-screening, are the most successfully treated. Many diagnosed women discover their own breast cancer through changes in the look and feel of their breasts. You can become familiar with your breast tissue by looking at and feeling your breasts each month to learn what is normal for your body.
Breast awareness is crucial to prevention and early detection. The MemorialCare Breast Center urges you to report any breast cancer symptoms that you may find in a monthly exam to your doctor.
Breast cancer doesn’t discriminate. Some women are genetically predisposed to the disease. Most women diagnosed with breast cancer have no risk factors other than being female. Many lead healthy lives and have no symptoms until a mammogram detects an abnormality. Others find an unfamiliar change in the breast and seek care.
MemorialCare Breast Centers are among the most comprehensive breast cancer centers in Long Beach and Orange County, California. Our caring and compassionate physicians and staff are solely dedicated to the prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. MemorialCare Breast Centers are on the leading edge of brea
At MemorialCare, it’s no stretch to say that we tailor our comprehensive healthcare to you. From education and prevention to diagnosis and treatment, we keep you healthy and care for you when you’re not.
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