White Women Above 45 More Prone to Breast Cancer

In the U. S., white women who are aged above 45 have an advanced chance of suffering from breast cancer than their black counterparts. But black women have a higher frequency of getting breast cancer before the age of 45, and, on the whole, they’re more liable to give in to breast cancer.

No less than one woman is diagnosed with breast cancer in every three minutes in the United States, and one woman is going to die of breast cancer every 13 minutes, according to the American Cancer Society.

Between 1980 and 1987, the occurrence of breast cancer rocketed by 4% each year. The following seven years, the rates remained at a stagnant level, but once more jumped by 1.6% on a yearly basis from 1994 to 1999.

At last, the occurrence rates held a downward trend by 2% in each recent year, according to the American Cancer Society.

Breast cancer is one of the leading causes of death in Hispanic women and the second leading cause of death amongst white, black, Asian and American Indian women (lung cancer is the foremost for this group), according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Breast cancer survival depends on the phase of the cancer while a person is getting diagnosed, but the general five-year comparative survival rate for 1999-2006 was 89%.