Breast Cancer Rarer But Deadlier Among Young Women

Why is the risk of breast cancer about the same among women 30 years apart in age? It has to do with its aggressiveness in younger patients, according to a new report. Even though breast cancer is rarer among women younger than age 50, unfortunately, it's typically far deadlier.

Based on a study of some 45,000 breast cancer patients, a woman's mortality risks could be determined by her age. Researchers found a woman's risk of death rose by 5 percent for every year under age 45, meaning, for example, a 35-year-old female is 50 percent more likely to die from breast cancer. Or, the odds of a 30-year-old woman surviving breast cancer were about the same as those of a 60-year-old.

It's unknown if there are genetic factors at work that may increase a woman's chances of breast cancer earlier on, all the more reason for conventional medicine to justify throwing toxic, useless drugs at the problem. Remember there are many things you can do to radically lower your risk of cancer. Here's a few to get you started:

MSNBC March 23, 2006

EurekAlert March 23, 2006

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