Survey: Majority of women don't know their breast cancer risk

09/5/2013 | HealthDay News

A survey of more than 9,800 women in the U.S. showed that only 9.4% of them have an accurate idea of their lifetime breast cancer risk, and 4 in 10 have never talked to a doctor about their risk. The findings, which will be presented at a meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, showed that almost 46% of women overestimated their personal risk while nearly 45% underestimated it. Having an accurate idea of breast cancer risk can help a woman decide whether she needs closer screening or should take preventive drugs, study author Dr. Jonathan Herman said.

View Full Article in:

HealthDay News

Published in Briefs:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care

Job Title Company Location
Pharmacy Care Manager
National Association of Chain Drug Stores
Arlington, VA
Senior Director, Research
America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP)
Washington, DC
Sr. Principal OptoMechanical Engineer - 14000008M2
Abbott
San Jose, CA
Director, Compliance - Health Plan Privacy & Security
Kaiser Permanente
Oakland, CA
Regional Director, Southeastern Region - State Affairs
America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP)
Washington, DC