Consumer Reports Insights: Treatment options for women with breast cancer

January 26, 2011

The Washington Times

Each year, about 207,000 women in the United States are told they have breast cancer. In most cases the condition is diagnosed early, when it's most treatable. And death rates are on the decline, probably because of better detection and treatment.

But the combination of early diagnosis and multiple treatments also forces patients and doctors to make a difficult decision: How aggressively should they treat breast cancer in its early stages?Read More