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Cancer Registration & Surveillance Modules
Types of Breast Cancer
Signs & Symptoms
Five-Year Survival Rates
Quadrants of the Breast
Regional Lymph Nodes
Abstracting, Coding, & Staging
ICD-O Site Codes
Morphology & Grade
Extent of Disease Evaluation
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Quiz: Introduction to Breast Cancer
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Please review your answers below.
Skin cancer aside, breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in women in the United States.
According to the American Cancer Society, more than 203,500 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer every year.
An estimated 40,000 female deaths are anticipated from breast cancer in 2005 according to the American Cancer Society.
The highest incidence of breast cancer occurs in women under age 50.
One reason for suspecting estrogen is the association of breast cancer with certain reproductive changes in a woman's life.
Risk is higher in women who have a short menstrual history (menstrual periods that started late and ended early in life).
Symptoms of breast cancer include a breast lump, thickening, swelling, distortion, or tenderness.
Mammography alone should provide a sufficient assessment of breast cancer.
Most breast cancers develop in glandular tissue and are classified as adenocarcinoma.
Cancer that begins in the lobes or lobules is called lobular (small cell) carcinoma and is more likely to be found in both breasts.
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