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Study Reveals 150,000 U.S. Women Live with Metastatic Breast Cancer

May 23, 2017

An NIH study showed that the number of women in the U.S. diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer has increased.

However, researchers found that median and five-year relative survival for women initially diagnosed with MBC is improving, particularly among younger women.

Though the diagnosed population has increased, women living with MBC are living longer. Data from the study also included women who have had a recurrence, to get a more accurate head count of those living with MBC.

Researchers concluded those initially diagnosed with non-metastatic bread cancer were not properly documented, highlighting the need to increase health care planning for those women.

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