Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Death rate from breast cancer falling, more women living longer: Cancer Society

From CBC News:
More women with breast cancer are surviving longer than in the past and a significantly smaller proportion are dying from the disease, says the Canadian Cancer Society, which released its latest statistics Wednesday.

A special report in Canadian Cancer Statistics 2007 shows the breast cancer death rate among Canadian women has dropped by 25 per cent in the last two decades and that 86 per cent of women diagnosed with the disease are surviving at least five years. The survival stat excludes Quebec, which collects data differently than other provinces. ...more

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