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This one is all about adjusting to life as a breast cancer survivor in many ways it will be a lot like the life you had before but in other ways it will be very different call it.
For breast cancer in women the death rate has decreased by 36 percent between 1989 and 2012 and over the last 30 years the 5year relative survival rate for breast cancer has gone up by 213 percent according to the acs in 1975 the 5year survival rate for women was 752 percent but in 2008 it was 906 percent.
Heres the american cancer societys 5year survival rate by stage stage 0i 100 stage ii 93 stage iii 72 stage iv 22 each type of breast cancer has a different prognosis and a unique responsiveness to specific medical treatments says dennis citrin phd a medical oncologist at midwestern regional medical center in.
24yearold colon cancer survivor inspired by faith family brain cancer survivor singer music is my main form of therapy a male breast cancer survivor first embarrassed now empowered.
In the united states alone an estimated 252710 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year according to the national cancer institute nci after skin cancer the american cancer society acs notes breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the united states.
Carol stevens was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1957 when she was 33 years old.
Tenyear agestandardised net survival for breast cancer in women has increased from 40 during 19711972 to a predicted survival of 78 during 20102011 in england and wales an absolute survival difference of 38 percentage points overall almost 8 in 10 women diagnosed with breast cancer today are predicted to survive their disease for at.