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Note: The word "significantly" below refers to statistical significance. 2004 is the latest year for which data are available.

Incidence Trends

In the United States, incidence of breast cancer has

  • decreased significantly by 3.5% per year from 2001 to 2004 among women.

  • remained level from 1992 to 2004 among African-American women.

  • remained level from 1995 to 2004 among Asian/Pacific Islander women.

  • remained level from 1995 to 2004 among American Indian/Alaska Native women.

  • remained level from 1995 to 2004 among Hispanic women.

 

Mortality Trends

In the United States, deaths from breast cancer have

  • decreased significantly by 2.2% per year from 1990 to 2004 among women.

  • decreased significantly by 1.3% per year from 1992 to 2004 among African-American women.

  • remained level from 1995 to 2004 among Asian/Pacific Islander women.

  • remained level from 1995 to 2004 among American Indian/Alaska Native women.

  • decreased significantly by 2.4% per year from 1995 to 2004 among Hispanic women.

 

Source for trend data: Ries LAG, Melbert D, Krapcho M, Mariotto A, Miller BA, Feuer EJ, Clegg L, Horner MJ, Howlader N, Eisner MP, Reichman M, Edwards BK (eds). SEER Cancer Statistics Review, 1975–2004, National Cancer Institute. Bethesda, MD, based on November 2006 SEER data submission, posted to the SEER Web site, 2007.

Content source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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