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Breast Cancer Clinical Trials

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Researchers constantly look for new ways to diagnose and treat breast cancer. 

New medications and treatment procedures must pass rigorous testing before they are accepted for general use with patients.

Clinical trials examine new drugs and procedures to find better and safer ways of treating breast cancer. The only way to be certain a new treatment is safe, more effective or with fewer side effects is to see how actual patients respond.​

Clinical trials for new drugs take years to complete the entire process. Participants in clinical trials may help make new drugs possible by volunteering for the studies.

Your doctor can help you examine the risks and benefits of participating in breast cancer clinical trials.

Marshfield Clinic Research Institute conducts breast cancer clinical trials​ in several research areas.

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 Breast Cancer Screening

What Do You Know About Breast Cancer?

Test your knowledge of breast cancer by taking this quiz.

1. Finding breast cancer early is the key to successful treatment.
2. Older women are more likely to develop breast cancer.
3. Most breast lumps are cancer.
4. It's OK to use deodorant on the day you have a mammogram.
5. Women who drink more than one alcoholic beverage a day increase their risk for breast cancer.
6. Women who have their first child before age 30 and breastfeed are less likely to develop breast cancer.
7. Smoking may increase your risk for breast cancer.
8. Breast cancer can be treated by surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy.
9. Starting at age 30, women should have a mammogram every 1 or 2 years.
10. A woman's chances of developing breast cancer are higher if her mother, a sister, or daughter had it.
11. It's safe for women to use hormone therapy for a prolonged time during menopause.
12. Regular exercise can reduce your risk for breast cancer.
13. Breast cancer is the leading cause of death in women.