Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women and constitutes 17% of cancer-related deaths. In women, deaths due to breast cancer, lung cancer and colon-rectal cancers are the third place. 180000 a year in European countries, 182,000 new cases detected annually in the United States. In the United States, the most frequent cancer in women with breast cancer and is in second place among the causes of cancer death in 1997, 180,200 women died of breast cancer was found and these 43900'ü this disease. Increased incidence of breast cancer incidence with age, with a slight increase from the 1940s until the 1980s. However, between the years 1980-1987, this increase has been three times and has continued at the same level until 1992. To determine the decrease in the rate of late stage breast cancer, screening, early-stage breast cancer detection rate of this increase. Unfortunately, there is no statistical information is yet available on this issue in our country. Approximately one million new cases worldwide each year are diagnosed with breast cancer. Over the life of one of every nine women at risk of getting breast cancer.
With age is directly related to the risk of developing the disease, the incidence of disease increases progressively with increasing age. Breast cancer is rare before age 30, the age that follows shows a rapid acceleration in the reproductive years. Following a slight decline during the years after menopause Menopause is an ongoing slow increase in slope occurs. Therefore, each of the nine women in one of 85-year-old is expected to develop breast cancer. As the incidence of age-related increases in mortality and 80-year-old woman 155 every 100,000 die from breast cancer. Mortality from breast cancer varies from country to country in the world, England and Wales, the highest, lowest in Japan and Thailand.
The most effective method of early diagnosis of breast cancer treatment. Early diagnosis and appropriate treatment methods, significantly prolonged survival of patients with timely initiation increased the importance of these diagnostic methods. Early diagnosis of malignant and benign breast lesions is important to distinguish lesions. Non-palpable tumors are small and have a better prognosis. The first method is referred to the early diagnosis of breast cancer patient's own examination of the breasts. Multi-disciplinary approach to diagnosis and treatment of breast disease is a serious and surgeon-radiologist-pathologist, medical and radiation oncologists must collaborate with the psychiatrist. Hereditary breast cancer incidence is increased in the presence of some syndromes.