Role of Positron-Emission Tomography Scan in the Diagnosis and Management of Breast Cancer
March 17, 2009
In 2008, more than 184,000 new patients were diagnosed with breast cancer, the most commonly diagnosed malignancy in women in the United States. Despite great advances over the past few years in screening, detection, and treatment, more than 40,000 women died from the disease in 2008. Early breast cancer is considered a curable disease, but the curative potential of patients with locally advanced or metastatic disease is limited.