Mission & Goals

  • To provide the latest information regarding breast cancer and its treatment to help improve patient outcomes.
  • To serve as a resource for medical directors to use to manage a population of patients with breast cancer.

Informational Websites

There are many websites that offer information and aid to anyone interested in learning about breast cancer. The list below contains links to websites, which contain valuable information and resources. If you're interested in checking out other informational websites, simply click on one of the links listed below.

National Cancer Institute

American Cancer Society

Welcome To The Breast Cancer Resource Center

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In the United States, breast cancer is the most common non-skin cancer and the second-leading cause of cancer-related death in women.1 Each year, a small number of men are also diagnosed with or die from breast cancer. Although the rate of diagnosis of breast cancer increased in the 1990s, it has decreased since 2000, and the overall breast cancer death rate has dropped steadily.2

From 2004-2008, the age-adjusted incidence rate was 124.0 per 100,000 women per year.2 During those same years, the age-adjusted death rate was 23.5 per 100,000 women per year. 2 Based on rates from 2006-2008, 12.29% of women born today will be diagnosed with cancer of the breast at some time during their lifetime.2 This number can also be expressed as 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with cancer of the breast during their lifetime.

This site has been created for managed care medical directors to serve as an up-to-date resource center. It provides the latest information regarding breast cancer and the various techniques in use and being developed to help improve patient outcomes.

Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is not one disease – there are various types, which respond to different treatments and have different prognosis. The most recent classification system uses molecular features to divide the disease into 4 types:

  • Luminal A
  • Luminal B
  • HER2
  • Basal

Interested in learning more about breast cancer? Click here for more information.

To learn more about the various types, click here.

Types of Treatment

Treatment of breast cancer may include surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, and targeted therapies. The treatment of each type has multiple differences. The consequences of the disease and treatment also require supportive treatments. For more information, click on one of the links below.

Treatment

Supportive Care

References

1. National Cancer Institute. A Snapshot of Breast Cancer. Available at www.cancer.gov/aboutnci/servingpeople/snapshots/breast.pdf

2. National Cancer Institute. SEER Stat Fact Sheets: Breast. Available at http://seer.cancer.gov/statfacts/html/breast.html

3. National Cancer Institute. What you need to know about breast cancer. Available at http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/wyntk/breast

NAMCP and or this website does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. NAMCP does not endorse or imply endorsement of the content on any linked website. This website is to be used as an informational resource. With any health related concern, consult with your physician or healthcare professional.