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The death rate for breast cancer in the state declined eleven percent between 1986 and 1995. Survival rates were higher among whites than minorities. Factors for the decline included improved health status for women.
In 1998 there were over one-thousand deaths from breast cancer among North Carolina women. Data from the North Carolina Central Cancer Registry were analyzed to determine the impact of three major breast cancer treatment types, age, and stage at diagnosis on the survival rates of breast cancer patients.
Breast cancer has become the most frequently occurring cancer in women throughout North Carolina and the United States. Several risk factors for breast cancer include estrogen exposure and nulliparity, or never having given birth. This study investigated those risk factors in North Carolina breast cancer patients.
Female breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in North Carolina. This study examined recent breast cancer incidence, stage at diagnosis, treatment, and mortality differences between white and African American women in North Carolina.