July 3, 2019, Healthcare Business
Breast cancer is the second-most common cancer among women in the United States. Last year approximately 268,000 new cases of breast cancer were diagnosed in the U.S., and more than 40,000 women died of the disease. When breast cancer is found early, the five-year survival rate is 96%. If not identified until more advance stages (e.g., stage 4), the five-year survival rate drops to 16%. The key to survival is early detection.