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Epidemiology of Breast Cancer

  • Umberto Veronesi
Part of the European Commission Series for General Practitioners book series (EC SER.PRACTIT.)

Abstract

It was estimated that in 1980 there were over 500,000 new cases of breast cancer first diagnosed in women throughout the world, and that in the three decades subsequent to 1950, breast cancer caused the deaths of nearly one million women in the United States alone. Within the 12 Member States of the European Economic Community (EEC), the number of deaths attributed to breast cancer rose from 30,695 in the mid-1950s to 60,965 per annum in the mid-1980s: almost a doubling of the cases.

Keywords

Breast Cancer Breast Cancer Risk Breast Feeding Breast Cancer Incidence Nulliparous Woman 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Umberto Veronesi
    • 1
  1. 1.Istituto Nazionale TumoriMilanoItaly

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