Breast cancer deaths show steady decline since 1990

09/30/2009 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

An American Cancer Society report said U.S. breast cancer deaths have dropped by 2% each year since 1990, making the disease the second leading cause of cancer death in women behind lung cancer. The data showed 89% of women survive five years after a breast cancer diagnosis, 82% are alive after 10 years and 75% survive at least 15 years.

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