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1 In 5 Early-stage Breast Cancer Patients Abandon Follow-up Care
HealthLeaders Media

New research helps identify which breast cancer patients are likely to quit going to follow-up visits.

Within the five years following a diagnosis for Stage I or II breast cancer, 21% of patients stop seeing physicians for follow-up care, a recent study says.

Breast cancer is the second most common form of cancer for American women, with about 12% of women developing the condition, according to the American Cancer Society. Breast cancer has a high level of lethality—only lung cancer kills more women annually.