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Breast Cancer Statistics: Recent Trends

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Breast Cancer Metastasis and Drug Resistance

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Breast Cancer is the leading cancer, in terms of incidence, that affects women. Better prognosis is still associated with detection at early stages, resulting in increased emphasis on timely and improved screening strategies. More data is now available on the incidence as well as mortality of almost all cancers, including breast cancer. This article discusses the trends in incidence as well as mortality of breast cancer in the US over last ten reportings i.e. years 2009 through 2018, along with an overview of recently reported numbers globally. The incidence rate is clearly on rise, which is indicative of aggressive screenings and detections. The mortality rate has not increased at the same pace, suggesting better clinical management of breast cancer patients, but the numbers are still too high. While screenings and early diagnoses should still be a point of focus, particularly in developing and poor countries, more efforts are needed to improve the prognosis of patients diagnosed at a later stage.

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Ahmad, A. (2019). Breast Cancer Statistics: Recent Trends. In: Ahmad, A. (eds) Breast Cancer Metastasis and Drug Resistance. Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, vol 1152. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-20301-6_1

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