Pamela Hughes, MD | Authors

Early-Stage Breast Cancer and Adjuvant Therapy

April 01, 2005

Carcinoma of the breast is the most common cancer in women in the United States and is second only to lung cancer as a cause of cancer death in women. The incidence of breast cancer has risen steadily over the past decade, with the most dramatic increase seen in smaller primary breast tumors, partly because widespread use of screening mammography permits earlier detection [1].