Statistics and Indicators

Cancer survival - breast cancer

  • Survival for breast cancer has improved considerably over time. For the most recent period, 2003-2012, 5-year relative survival for persons for breast cancer was 91.4%. This was a statistically significant improvement from 77.8% in the earliest period (1983-1992).
  • The very welcome improvement in breast cancer relative survival reflects early diagnosis through screening mammography and improved treatment for early stage breast cancer.

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