266,120 Women Will Be Diagnosed With Breast Cancer
Of that number, 41,000 of those women will die from this disease this year. But breast cancer screenings can save lives. Pathologists collaborate with other physicians to determine and conduct additional testing if a clinical breast exam or screening mammogram shows something abnormal. These may be blood marker tests to detect proteins and tumor cells within a patient's body to diagnose cancer, or ideally, rule out it is not cancer.