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Breast Cancer

  • E. Edmund Kim
  • Massashi Yukihiro


In American women, breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer (212,600 new cases), and the second leading cause of cancer death (40,200 deaths) in 2003.1 In women aged 40 to 55, breast cancer is the leading cause of all mortality.1 There has been a slight decline in breast cancer mortality overall,1 which can be attributed both to the success of early detection and to advanced treatment, particularly systemic therapy. Caucasian women in the United States have a 13.1% lifetime incidence of developing breast cancer, whereas African-American women have a 9.6% lifetime incidence.1 However, the lifetime risk of dying from breast cancer is 3.4% for both African-American and Caucasian women in the U.S. While the incidence of invasive breast cancer has leveled off, the number of ductal carcinomas in situ (DCIS) has been on the rise, probably a result of the increasing use of screening mammography.


Breast Cancer Positron Emission Tomography Single Photon Emission Compute Tomography Standard Uptake Value Invasive Lobular Carcinoma 
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  • Massashi Yukihiro

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