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As a 44yearold africanamerican woman bivins wasnt a typical breast cancer patient but she wasnt atypical either according to the american cancer society white women are slightly more likely to get the disease than black women but its more common in black women under age 45 than in white women.
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.
One in 8 women get breast cancer the 56yearold emmy awardwinning actress wrote today im the one louisdreyfus struck a positive note with her message and used the opportunity to make a plug for more extensive healthcare coverage for all.
Few studies have examined the experiences and needs of women living into old age after breast cancer treatment and 20year survival approaches 60 the older breast cancer survivor what.
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