Study: Young women have higher risk of dying from breast cancer

03/24/2006 | MSNBC

A study of 45,000 breast cancer patients concludes younger women who are diagnosed with breast cancer have a poorer chance of surviving the disease than older women. Physicians previously had suspected young women may ignore a suspicious lump in their breast longer than older women and because their breast tissue is denser, tumors can be more difficult to detect.

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