Breast cancer prevention

David M. Euhus, Jennifer Diaz

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Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women with 232,670 new cases estimated in the USA for 2014. Approaches for reducing breast cancer risk include lifestyle modification, chemoprevention, and prophylactic surgery. Lifestyle modification has a variety of health benefits with few associated risks and is appropriate for all women regardless of breast cancer risk. Chemoprevention options have expanded rapidly, but most are directed at estrogen receptor positive breast cancer and uptake is low. Prophylactic surgery introduces significant additional risks of its own and is generally reserved for the highest risk women.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)76-81
Number of pages6
JournalBreast Journal
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015


  • breast neoplasms
  • chemoprevention
  • lifestyle
  • prophylactic surgery
  • tamoxifen

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Oncology


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