What is the prognosis of breast cancer?

Updated: Feb 04, 2021
  • Author: Pavani Chalasani, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: John V Kiluk, MD, FACS  more...
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From 1990 through 2015, death rates from breast cancer in the United States decreased 39%. The decrease occurred in both younger and older women, but has slowed among women younger than 50 since 2007. [67]  

The decrease in breast cancer death rates is thought to represent progress in both earlier detection and improved treatment modalities. [3] The 2021 estimates are 44,130 expected breast cancer deaths (43,600 in women, 530 in men). [3]

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