The most common type of cancer among women is breast cancer. It is also the second major cause of cancer associated deaths in women who live in the United States. Breast cancer is usually diagnosed after a mammogram has been done and a lump is detected. Any inconsistency of the breast tissue may also indicate breast cancer.
Luckily, women all over the world have become increasingly aware about breast cancer and they are having regular mammograms. This allows for early detection which means that treatment can begin while the cancer is in its early stages. These days many women are surviving breast cancer and leading normal lives.