Oncology 101
Open Access Article

Breast Cancer in 2007: Incidence, Risk Assessment, and Risk Reduction Strategies

Joanne L. Lester

Assessment, risk reduction
CJON 2007, 11(5), 619-622. DOI: 10.1188/07.CJON.619-622

Research continues to advance breast health practices, risk assessment, risk reduction strategies, and early detection of breast cancer. Nurses must maintain a current knowledge base to appropriately screen, educate, and counsel women in their fight against the number-one cause of cancer in women and the second-largest source of cancer death in women in the United States (Jemal et al., 2007).

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