Breast cancer screening saved over 27,000 deaths in 2018. The researchers looked at breast cancer-related deaths from 1989 until 2018 and they found that breast cancer screening, combined with effective treatment, has saved many lives. In addition, the screening have improved the health outcome for women with breast cancer over the past few decades.
A woman’s risk of developing breast cancer in her life period is nearly 12 percent, according to the American Cancer Society. It also warned that this year about 268,600 women will receive a diagnosis of invasive breast cancer in the United States.
However, the estimates have found nearly 50 percent drops in expected mortality rates related to breast cancer in 2018. these figures are reported by the researchers from the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Aurora, the Department of Radiology and Rogel Cancer Center of the University of Michigan Health System in Ann Arbor, MI, as well as the Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC.
Their report, now published in the journal Cancer of the American Cancer Society, claims that this drop is due to women receiving breast cancer on regular basis.
“The best possible long-term effect of our findings would be to help women recognize that early detection and modern, personalized breast cancer treatment saves lives and to encourage more women to get screened annually starting at age 40,” says first author Dr. R. Edward Hendrick.
The investigators said that this study pin points the effective outcomes of early detection and modern breast cancer treatment for prevention of breast cancer.