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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