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Best breast cancer weapon is early detection

The best chance to beat breast cancer is by receiving an early diagnosis. More than 90 percent of women diagnosed with breast cancer at the earliest stage survive for at least five years, compared to nearly 15 percent for those diagnosed with the most advanced stage of the disease. Many patients worry about what’s involved in a breast cancer screening; they may not understand what happens or are simply too afraid of the possibility of what the tests may find.