According to the German Robert Koch Institute, breast cancer is the most frequent malignant disease in women. They predict 72,000 newly diagnosed patients in 2018. In 2015 mortality was almost 18,000. One of eight women will get breast cancer during her lifetime; 3 out of 10 are younger than 55 when diagnosed. The relative (cancer-related) 5-year survival rate in 2013/2014 was 88%; the 10-year survival rate was 82%. The data is comparable for most developed nations. Although the treatment of breast cancer is very similar in all developed nations, in this chapter we describe the way according to the German guidelines.
Epidemiological Data (in German)
German Guidelines on Diagnosis, Therapy and After Care (in German)
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