Breast cancer deaths are falling in the United States, according to the data in a new study released in the month of October. This is fantastic news in the ongoing fight against breast cancer. As many know, October is breast cancer awareness month, with entities like the National Football League helping spread awareness.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) report that when not including some types of skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common type of cancer experienced by women in the United States (“US”). The figures further note that it does not matter the ethnicity either; breast cancer is a type of cancer experienced by all women. Research shows from the CDC that for Hispanic women, breast cancer is “the most common cause of death.”
According to the news article from Reuters in which this story is based, “From 2010 to 2014, there were approximately 41,000 deaths each year from breast cancer.” The same story noted that over that 5 year time frame, white women experienced a 1.9% reduction per year and black women experienced a 1.5% reduction per year over the same time period.
Based on information from the CDC, black women died at a rate of 29.2 deaths per 100,000 and white women died at a rate of 20.6 deaths per 100,000. The news story does note however that women under the age of 50 have about the same decline rates. More information on breast cancer statistics can be found at the CDC link above.
As with some other types of cancers, breast cancer is the type of cancer that has a good chance of long term survivability if it is caught in time. The earlier the detection the better.
To read more about how breast cancer rates are falling, follow the link HERE. Also, please remember to speak with your doctor regarding any medical issues that you might be experiencing. Educational articles and information on the internet are not meant to be a substitution for medical advice from a medical professional.