Fast Five Quiz: Early-Stage Breast Cancer

Maurie Markman, MD


January 14, 2021

Approximately 2.1 million women around the world were newly diagnosed with breast cancer in 2018 and an estimated 630,000 women died from the disease. Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer and the principal cause of cancer-related mortality in women. Increasing age, race, age at menarche, breast characteristics, reproductive patterns, hormone use, alcohol use, tobacco use, diet, physical activity, and body habitus have been identified as risk factors for breast cancer. While numerous advances in treatment have occurred, survival is still largely dependent on both stage and molecular subtype. Early detection remains an important strategy to improve outcomes.

How familiar are you with early-stage breast cancer? Check your knowledge with this quick quiz.


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