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Topic: Community.breastcancer.org - Came in my email

Forum: Clinical Trials, Research News, Podcasts, and Study Results —

Share your research articles, interpretations and experiences here. Let us know how these studies affect you and your decisions.

Posted on: Jul 9, 2007 02:38PM

rumoret wrote:

http://www.stopbreastcancer.org/bin/index.asp?strid=427&depid=9&btnid=2

Quote:

"Approximately 11% of women diagnosed with invasive breast cancer die from the disease within five years; at ten years, 20% will have died. The most recent available statistics show that 40% of all women diagnosed with invasive breast cancer died from the disease within 20 years."

Then I read:

This statistic was obtained by studying women who were diagnosed with breast cancer 20 years ago. It is impossible to know what the 20-year breast cancer survival rate will be for women diagnosed today.

Just posting.....made me stand up and think.....!
Hugs to my Sisters, Dx 4/13/2006, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/15 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jul 9, 2007 04:14PM rrs wrote:

There are so many factors involved in these statistics -- it is hard to know what they really mean. Hopefully you're not going to worry about it too much.

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