Breast Cancer Cases Expected to Rise by 50%

Apr 20, 2015 2:03 PM

A new study suggests the number of breast cancer cases is expected to rise as baby boomers age.
Over the next several decades, millions of women who were born between 1946 and 1964 will face an increased risk for breast cancer because of their age.
Researchers at the National Cancer Institute predict cases will increase by as much as 50-percent by the year 2030.
Not only are the baby boomers aging, people are living longer.
Experts also point to rising rates of a type of breast cancer called estrogen receptor positive breast cancer.
One piece of good news, rates of hard to treat er-negative breast cancer are going down.


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