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Breast cancer incidence in US has fallen for first time in 20 years

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39377.477014.13 (Published 25 October 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:849
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. Abergavenny

    The incidence of breast cancer in women in the United States dropped 3.5% a year from 2001 to 2004, the first time it has fallen in 20 years.

    A decline in the use of hormone replacement therapy and in screening for breast cancer might explain the trend, say the authors of a report in Cancer (doi: 10.1002/cncr.23044).

    The US government's annual report to the nation on the status of cancer 1975-2004 also shows that overall mortality from …

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