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Metastatic breast cancer rates rising in young women

Added: Thursday 28 March 2013

A US study finds that rates of metastatic breast cancer are rising in younger women. Researchers found a steady rise in the rate of women aged between 25 and 39 presenting with metastatic breast cancer, over a period from 1976 to 2009. This is worrying because this age group has a worse prognosis than older women, no recommended routine screening practice and tends to have less health insurance.