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After skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in women in the U.S. Breast cancer can occur in both men and women, but it's far more common in women. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 220,000 cases of breast cancer are diagnosed in women each year in the U.S. One in 8 women will be affected by breast cancer in her lifetime. Substantial support for breast cancer awareness and research funding has improved breast cancer treatment. Breast cancer survival rates have increased, while the number of deaths has been declining steadily.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. On the next Mayo Clinic Radio program, Dr. Karthik Ghosh, director of the Breast Diagnostic Clinic at Mayo Clinic, will highlight the importance of breast cancer screening and early detection. Also on the program, Dr. Elizabeth Stewart, division chair of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Mayo Clinic, will discuss causes of infertility and treatment options. And Dr. David Erasmus, medical director of Mayo Clinic's Lung Transplant Program, will explain lung restoration, which can make more donor lungs available for transplant.
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