Why is Breast Cancer Awareness so Important?

“Patients are experiencing better outcomes as a result of early diagnosis, state-of-the-art treatment options, and less extensive surgery,” said Dr. Catherine Tuite, Section Chief of Breast Radiology and Associate Professor of Diagnostic Imaging at Fox Chase Cancer Center.”

Today, there are more than 3.1 million breast cancer survivors in the U.S., including women still being treated and those who have finished treatment. “A heightened awareness of the disease has unquestionably led to a greater number of women being screened for breast cancer,” said Catherine Tuite, MD, Section Chief of Breast Radiology and Associate Professor of Diagnostic Imaging at Fox Chase Cancer Center. “Patients are experiencing better outcomes as a result of early diagnosis, state-of-the-art treatment options and less extensive surgery.”

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