More women in poor countries dying from breast cancer

Sep 16, 2011

The number of young women with breast cancer has more than doubled worldwide since 1980, say researchers at Seattleā€™s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation.

Most of this, say the University of Washington global health number crunchers, is in the developing world where women lack access to screening, prevention and treatment programs that have reduced the overall risk of breast cancer for women in the rich world.

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