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Locally Recurrent or Metastatic Breast Cancer: Incidence

Locally Recurrent or Metastatic Breast Cancer: Incidence: "E"


ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines for Diagnosis, Treatment and Follow-up



In 2006, the crude incidence in the European Union was 109.8/100 000, the mortality was 38.4/100 000 women/year. Since 1990 the incidence rate has increased 1.5% annually. Due to advances both in early detection and in adjuvant treatment, mortality rates from breast cancer have been decreasing steadily in most western countries since the early 1990s. However, it is still the leading cause of cancer mortality in women. Approximately 6% of breast cancers are metastatic at diagnosis with a 5-year survival rate of 21%. Depending on prognostic factors, in the worst scenario, up to 30% of node-negative and up to 70% of node-positive breast cancers will relapse....