More Young Women Are Being Diagnosed With Advanced Breast Cancer
(Memphis) Some discouraging news about breast cancer rates.
A new study finds more and more younger women are being diagnosed with breast cancer.
The findings are also concerning because younger women tend to have
aggressive cancer and lower survival rates.
The significant increase in advanced breast cancer among women in their 20’s
Experts say younger women usually don’t know something is wrong until they can
actually feel a lump, a sign that the tumor is advanced.
Researchers say women really have to pay attention to what’s going on in their physical
If they feel a mass, don’t ignore it, bring it to the doctor’s attention.
230,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States every year,
11,000 are under 40.
There are no routine screening practices recommended
for that age group.