The Breast Center at Simmons Cancer Institute at SIU

Illinois Cancer Registry Data
Distribution of Breast Cancer Staging at Diagnosis by County
Based on Data from 2004 through 2008

County

Stage 0

Stage 1

Stage 2 and 3

Stage 4

Not Staged

Cass

18.6%

49.1%

22.3%

5.1%

5.1%

Christian

20.7%

48.4%

25.0%

4.8%

1.1%

Logan

22.7%

48.4%

25.8%

2.3%

0.8%

Macon

20.6%

49.6%

24.5%

4.2%

1.1%

Macoupin

16.9%

52.1%

24.1%

4.4%

1.9%

Mason

18.0%

53.9%

22.5%

3.4%

2.3%

Menard

28.0%

41.3%

25.3%

4.0%

1.3%

Montgomery

21.2%

48.3%

20.5%

6.6%

3.3%

Morgan

15.9%

52.9%

22.9%

7.7%

0.6%

Sangamon

24.2%

49.0%

21.5%

4.4%

1.0%

Risk factors include:

Decreasing your risk:

On-line mammogram information available

Doctors at the medical school at the University of California at San Francisco have set up a Web page that provides information for women on mammograms.
Called Potential Benefits and Risks of Mammograms, the site walks the reader through the decision-making process with 17 questions and answers. For example, one question points to a mammogram's ability to find an abnormality in the milk ducts of the breast, called carcinoma in situ. One issue for a woman who has this diagnosis is that not all of these abnormalities will develop into cancer if left untreated, according to information on the Web page.
The Web page contains questions that women with this diagnosis can ask their doctors to decide what is the correct action - or inaction - for them. The Web page address is http://www.ucfs.edu.  Then scroll down the home page to the “Breast Cancer” category to find “Potential Benefits and Risks of Mammograms”
Source: Health Facts

 

 

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