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Living With Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is a serious illness. With advances in breast cancer screeningScreening:
The search for diseases such as breast cancer in people without symptoms. Mammography is an important tool for breast cancer screening and earlier detection.
, diagnosis and treatment, women with breast cancer are now living longer and often with a better quality of life. However, some women still die from breast cancer, and others live with long-lasting effects from their treatment.

Active treatment for breast cancer can last for weeks or months, and your life may be affected by it in many ways.

This section of the web site considers how different parts of your life may be affected by breast cancer and offers suggestions on how to cope with these changes, including the following: