Higher risk of breast cancer death seen in older women

02/7/2012 | Reuters · Family Practice News

Data on nearly 10,000 women revealed those who were 75 and older faced a 63% higher risk of dying of breast cancer compared with patients younger than 65. The increased risk among older women could be explained by interactions between medicines, tumor biology, treatment-related toxicities or undertreatment of the age group, researchers reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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