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Breast cancer mortality rate continues to go down, says study

Breast cancer mortality declined in 39 out of 47 countries, including the United States and most developed European nations.

Breast cancer mortality rate continues to go down, says study
This has happened due to the advancement and treatment over the past few decades.

New Delhi: As per a new study, breast cancer mortality rates of women, especially under 50 continue to decline as per reports.

This has happened due to the advancement and treatment over the past few decades.

Breast cancer mortality declined in 39 out of 47 countries, including the United States and most developed European nations.

England and Wales had the sharpest drop in mortality, with a 46 percent decline.

"Breast cancer is by far the primary cancer site in women and, worldwide, represents a quarter of all cancers in women," said lead study author Cecile Pizot from the International Prevention Research Institute in Lyon, France.

"Comparing mortality trends between countries helps identify which health care systems have been the most efficient at reducing breast cancer mortality," Pizot added.In this study, researchers extracted information on breast cancer deaths from the World Health Organization database and calculated mortality rates over the years 1987-2013, stratifying results according to age groups.

Pizot said this trend was to be expected, due to advances in detection and treatment over the past few decades.

Latin American nations experienced scattered increases in mortality; for example, Brazil and Colombia saw mortality rates increase in women of all age groups, while in Argentina and Chile mortality rates decreased in all women.

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