Breast cancer survival rate is lower in older women

11/9/2011 | United Press International

Older women with breast cancer had lower survival rates compared with their younger counterparts, a study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology revealed. Researchers noted an increase in breast cancer-related deaths in women ages 65 years and older throughout the 1980s, and only a 1.1% decline per year in death rates among women ages 75 years and older from 1990 to 2007.

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