age and prognosis for breast cancer

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Five-year survival for female breast cancer shows an unusual pattern with age:

  • survival gradually increases from 85% in women aged 15-39 and peaks at 92% in 60-69 year olds
    • survival falls thereafter, reaching its lowest point of 70% in 80-99 year-olds for patients diagnosed with breast cancer in England during 2009-2013.[1]

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Last edited 12/2018 and last reviewed 12/2018