May 02, · The burden of a breast cancer diagnosis remains heavy on women under the age of While these women make up a smaller portion of overall breast cancer incidences in Canada, their rates of death are higher. 21% of all cancer deaths occur in women ages years, whereas only 12% occur in women 60 and older.
Trends in breast cancer. The breast cancer incidence rate in women in Canada rose between and The rate has fluctuated since then, with an overall small decrease. The increase until the early s occurred partly because mammography was used more often, which meant that more cases of breast cancer were found. The reasons for the later fluctuation are not clear but may include long-term changes .
Highlights of what you will find in the Canadian Cancer Statistics annual report: The burden of cancer in Canada continues to rise. In , over , Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer and 80, will die from cancer. During their lifetime, nearly 1 in 2 Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer, and 1 in 4 will die from the disease.
Sep 01, · The authors concluded that the changes in breast cancer prevalence paralleled changes in both mammography screening and use of postmenopausal hormone therapy.