Breast Cancer and Liver Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer


About 1 in 8 U.S. women (about 12.4%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. In 2018, an estimated 266, 120 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S., along with 63,960 new cases of non-invasive (in situ) breast cancer. About 2,550 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in men in 2018. A man’s lifetime risk of breast cancer is about 1 in 1,000. Besides skin cancer, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among American women. In 2017, it was estimated that about 30% of newly diagnosed cancers in women would be breast cancer.

Cancer screening is looking for cancer before a person has any symptoms and is one of the most important things you do for yourself. Screening tests can help find cancer at an early stage, before symptoms appear. When abnormal tissue or cancer is found early, it may be easier to treat or cure. It is important to remember that when your doctor suggests a screening test, it does not always mean he or she thinks you have cancer. Screening tests are done when you have no cancer symptoms.
(Source: NIH-Nation Cancer Institute)

To learn more about Colorado Cancer Research Program’s breast cancer screening study, TMIST, click HERE.
If you are interested in participating in the TMIST trial, please call us at 303-777-2663.

Contact your doctor today to set up a screening test.

Liver Cancer

Liver cancer is cancer that begins in the cells of your liver. Several types of cancer can form in the liver. The most common type of liver cancer is hepatocellular carcinoma, which begins in the main type of liver cell (hepatocyte). Other types of cancer, such as intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma and hepatoblastoma, are much less common.

Not all cancers that affect the liver are considered liver cancer. Cancer that begins in another area of the body, such as the colon, lung or breast, and then spreads to the liver is called metastatic cancer rather than liver cancer. And this type of cancer is named after the organ in which it began - such as metastatic colon cancer to describe cancer that begins in the colon and spreads to the liver. Cancer that spreads to the liver is more common than cancer that begins in the liver cells.

For more information on Liver Cancer, click HERE.

(Source: Mayo Clinic)

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