Breast Cancer Mortality Rate Declines

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

UNDATED (AP) -- Fewer women are dying of breast cancer in Wisconsin.

Over a four-year period, the mortality rate declined 2.3 percent for women.

Department of Health and Family Services spokeswoman Stephanie Marquis says for early stage breast cancer, the national average success rate for treatment is 98 percent.

The incidence of breast cancer varies among racial and ethnic groups.

In Wisconsin, white women have the highest rate, while black women are mostly likely to die from the disease.

Hispanic women are the least likely to die from breast cancer.

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month.


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