Breast Cancer Mortality Increased With Age

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Amongst the postmenopausal females who are diagnosed with breast cancer, growing age was linked with the elevated threat of death resulting from breast cancer, as per an article in the February issue of periodical JAMA. Amongst the other cancers, breast cancer is the prominent one which results in elevated cancer mortality amongst the women all across the world. With increase in age, there are growing incidences of breast cancer. The incidences increase because of alterations in the demographics as well as persisting enhancing life expectancy.

Furthermore the classic tumor associated prognostic factors; patient features can be linked with the outcome of breast cancer. A research was conducted to evaluate the disease specific deaths between the age groups in patients of postmenopausal with hormone receptor-positive breast melanoma. The research involved 9766 participants who registered in the TEAM for a clinical trial which was held from January 2011 to January 2006. At the time of follow up of 5.1 years, there were approximately 1043 deaths. The results were:

  • 391 deaths of patients in age bracket of less than 64 years
  • 341 deaths of patients in age bracket amid 64-74 years
  • 311 deaths of patients in age bracket of 75 years and more

Growing age was linked with diminishing figure of deaths because of breast cancer as a percentage of absolute cause mortality. Supplementary evaluations symbolized that contrasted with participants younger than 64 years, disease particular death increases with age for the participants amid 64-67 years and participants of 75 years and above. The researcher discovered that deaths from other causes enhanced with age and that mounting age was linked with elevated threat of breast cancer relapse. Irrespective of the elevated threat of other cause mortality and autonomous of tumor and treatment features, disease particular mortality enhances with age amongst the postmenopausal women. This result in the need of rigorous studies related to breast cancer.

The National Cancer Institute identified that” breast cancer forms in tissues of the breast, usually the ducts (tubes that carry milk to the nipple) and lobules (glands that make milk). It occurs in both men and women, although male breast cancer is rare.”

The organization also estimated new cases and deaths from breast cancer in the United States in 2012:

 New cases: 226,870 (female); 2,190 (male)
 Deaths: 39,510 (female); 410 (male)


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