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Jan 25, 2006

Breast Cancer Increasingly Found At Early Stage

Breast Cancer Increasingly Found At Early Stage
Diagnosis of early stage breast cancer shows a dramatic increase in UK since last five years. Reports say that incidence of earliest form of breast cancer, known as ductal carcinoma in situ, has increased to 3,800 compared to 2,910 that was found five years ago. Experts suggest that this increase is due to finding of a number of new cases due to mammogram screening and argue that these cases of breast cancer would have been missed, if mammogram screenings were not done.

Release of these numbers has particular significance. The figures were announced at the start of a worldwide study to investigate which of two breast cancer drugs, the old gold standard treatment tamoxifen or the new treatment, anastrozole, is better at preventing the dis-ease from returning in women who have already had DCIS.

This Ibis-2 study aims to recruit 10,000 women, 4,000 of who have been diagnosed with DCIS.

Concern about the rise in cases of DCIS has led some doctors to criticize the mammogram screening program for increasing anxiety and subjecting women to unnecessary treatment without extending their lives.

A study published in the British Medical Journal in 2003 said breast screening was contributing to a rise in the incidence of breast cancer and resulted in mastectomies that may have been unnecessary for the women and expensive for the health service.


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Breast cancer
Every year, more than 200,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States. Breast cancer ranks second as the leading cause of cancer deaths in American women. Until recently breast cancer topped the list of leading causes of cancer deaths in women, but lately lung cancer has claimed the top position. If skin cancer is excluded, breast cancer is the commonest cancer among American women.

Breast Cancer Blog: Breast Cancer Increasingly Found At Early Stage

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