chapter  9
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Breast cancer

WithF. Macdonald, C.H.J. Ford, A.G. Casson

Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers in women in the developed countries of the world and it is the cause of death in approximately 20% of all females who die from cancer in these countries. Up until fairly recently the mortality figures had not altered significantly over the years. The age-adjusted death rates for women in the major industrialized countries are shown in Table 9.1 . Age-adjusted death rates for breast cancer in the major industrialized countries of the world (2000)

Country

Age-adjusted death rates per 100 000 population

United Kingdom

26.8

Germany

23.7

Canada

22.7

France

21.4

USA

21.2

Russian Federation

16.7

Japan

7.7

Abstracted from [1]