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Breast Cancer: Epidemiology and Risk Factors

STUCKEY, ASHLEY MD

Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology:
doi: 10.1097/GRF.0b013e3182080056
Breast Cancer: Pursuing State of the Art Care
Abstract

Breast cancer is a worldwide problem affecting more than 1 million women annually. Currently, best care for women with breast cancer involves a multidisciplinary approach requiring a broad understanding of epidemiologic, genetic, prognostic, and predictive factors. This study will discuss the epidemiology and risk factors associated with breast cancer.

Author Information

Women's Oncology, Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, Providence, Rhode Island

Correspondence: Ashley Stuckey, MD, Women's Oncology, Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, 1 Blackstone Place, Providence, RI. e-mail: astuckey@wihri.org

© 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.