What are the mortality rates for breast masses?

Updated: Jul 27, 2020
  • Author: Andrew C Miller, MD; Chief Editor: Jeter (Jay) Pritchard Taylor, III, MD  more...
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Morbidity and mortality depends on etiology (benign vs malignant) and stage of malignant lesions.

Approximately 2.1%-3.6% of women die of breast cancer. In 2009, approximately 40,170 women were expected to die from breast cancer, [15] remaining stable at 40,610 in 2017, just behind lung and colon cancer.

Despite significant differences in sociodemographic and clinical characteristics, overall and disease-free survival rates are similar for men and women with breast cancer. [19, 20]

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