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Changes to This Summary (01/09/2015)

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General Information About Breast Cancer

Updated statistics with estimated new cases and deaths for 2015 (cited American Cancer Society as reference 1).

Revised text to update in situ and invasive breast cancer statistics for 2015 versus estimated deaths in women from lung cancer (cited American Cancer Society as reference 1).

Stage I, II, IIIA, and Operable IIIC Breast Cancer

An editorial change was made to this section.

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  • Updated: January 9, 2015