What is the prognosis of breast cancer?

Updated: Dec 27, 2019
  • 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. [69]  

The decrease in breast cancer death rates is thought to represent progress in both earlier detection and improved treatment modalities. [3] The 2018 estimates are 41,040 expected breast cancer deaths (40,920 in women, 480 in men). [3]


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