9 in every 10 WA women surviving breast cancer: report

Early detection and improved treatments has led to nine in every 10 women diagnosed with breast cancer in Western Australia surviving the disease.

The Cancer Effect: Breast Cancer Relative Survival 1985 – 2014 report, released on Thursday, showed 91.5 per cent of women with breast cancer were alive five years after their diagnosis compared to 74 per cent of women in the 1980s.

The improved figures give Western Australia one of the best survival rates for breast cancer in the world.

In WA, breast cancer is the third most survivable cancer for women behind thyroid (98%) and melanoma (92%). Read more…

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