breast cancer: survival rates then and now

A recent study by Dr. Aman Buzdar and a team of researchers at M.D. Anderson shows that survival rates have improved for breast cancer over the past fifty years. Earlier stages (stages I through III) of breast cancer have gone from 16 percent survival after ten years in 1955 to 57 percent survival after ten years in 1994 to 75 percent survival in 2004. Stage IV breast cancer survival, however, shows improvement, though less impressive, going from 3 percent survival after ten years in 1944 to 22 percent survival in 2004.

I’m definitely applying for that 22 percent, but I hope that researchers keep aggressively seeking new ways to treat stage IV breast cancer that will stop its rampage while allowing us a good quality of life.

Study demonstrates plunge in breast cancer deaths. By Maggie Fox for Reuters 9-29-10.

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2 responses to “breast cancer: survival rates then and now

  1. Wow! two thumbs up with you guys. This is the most informative article I have read about breast cancer.Keep it up! You can also visit our website and see some informative articles about breast cancer and win free breast cancer bracelets.

  2. Hello Donna, this is really a wonderful news for the breast cancer patients. After reading your post, women suffering from breast cancer will definitely gain hope to increase their survival chances. Thanks for sharing and best of luck to researchers for keeping the research on. You can be found information on breast cancer at http://www.etypesofcancer.com/breast.html which may helpful to know more about the same.

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