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Investment needed to improve global breast cancer survival rates

Updated: Aug 24, 2021

Globally, the five-year breast cancer survival rate stood at 67.9% in 2018. But that figure varied widely around the world, from 3.5% in low-income countries to 87% in high-income countries. countries.

Much of the difference is because women in low-income and middle-income countries face barriers to breast cancer care and have poor survival outcomes.

The researchers said that improvements in breast cancer mortality rates in high-income countries are largely due to improvements in early detection and adjuvant systemic therapy.

Lack of Access

Women in low-income and middle-income countries present with advanced-stage breast cancer, researchers say, due to delays in diagnosis associated with barriers at both the patient and health system levels. These include lack of education, reliance on traditional methods, and lack of access to diagnostic imaging, among others. Read More

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