Black women have the lowest 5year survival rate at 775 percent despite being the second most likely group to get breast cancer breast cancer around the world in 2012 there were an estimated 17 million new cases of breast cancer worldwide.
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Fiveyear survival for female breast cancer shows an unusual pattern with age survival gradually increases from 85 in women aged 1539 and peaks at 92 in 6069 year olds survival falls thereafter reaching its lowest point of 70 in 8099 yearolds for patients diagnosed with breast cancer in england during 20092013.
Significant progress has been built in the last 25 years as there are now approximately 270000 survivors of pediatric cancer in the us which translates to approximately 1 in every 640 young adults being a survivor of childhood cancer.