Breast cancer — first symptoms, diagnosis and treatment

Breast cancer ranks first among all malignancies in women. Incidence of breast cancer has increased slowly, but continuously in the course of recent years. Statistics show that every 3 minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer worldwide, and 1 of every 8 women runs the risk of developing this condition. Unfortunately, breast cancer remains a major public healthissue for the European Union with an incidence of approximately 109/100,000 women / year and a mortality of about 38/100,000 women / year.

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