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Breast Cancer Increasing in Younger Women: News, Research and Strategies for Prevention

Posted on Mar 4, 2013 | 5 comments

Breast Cancer Increasing in Younger Women: News, Research and Strategies for Prevention

Today, doctors, scientists and patients fighting breast cancer are seeing progress in treating and defeating this all-too-common illness: Overall, survival rates are increasing and innovative research continues to refine improvements in treatment, prevention and care. However, in younger women under the age of 40, a new report suggests that incidence rates are climbing —  slowly but steadily. This younger group of breast cancer patients is particularly vulnerable, showing more aggressive forms of the disease and the lowest five year survival rates for this type of cancer. Biochemical...

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