Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer for females, with one in eight being diagnosed in her lifetime. The National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. predicts that over 246,660 females and 2,600 men will be diagnosed with the disease this year. As the second leading cause of death for women, breast cancer will take the lives of 40,000 females and 440 males each year on average.
Treatments for breast cancer include chemotherapy, hormone therapy, targeted therapy, surgery, and radiation. As there is not one perfect formula to eliminate the disease, many patients will need to undergo a combination of these treatment methods.