How many women will develop breast cancer in 2009 and how many will die of the disease?
Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed non-skin cancer in American women. An estimated 194,000 American women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009 and an estimated 41,000 people will die of the disease. This includes about 400 breast cancer deaths in men, or about one percent of all breast cancer deaths. 25. What factors might contribute to the higher breast cancer death rate observed in African American women? Lack of medical coverage, barriers to early detection and screening, and unequal access to improvements in cancer treatment may contribute to observed differences in survival between African American and white women. In addition, recent NCI-supported research indicates that aggressive breast tumors are more common in younger African American and Hispanic women. This more aggressive form of breast cancer is less responsive to standard cancer treatments and is associated with poorer survival. 26. What is the appropriate measure of screening effectiveness? Reduction