Outbreak of Breast Cancer

Outbreak of Breast Cancer

A study conducted by the Institute of Cancer Research has found an outbreak in the number of women suffering from breast cancer. It was found that the number of breast cancer patients were higher than expected after they were screened.

The research found that almost three women out of 1,000 who tested negative were diagnosed with breast cancer before their next screening.

Women of age group 50-70 are invited for a mammogram every three years and the study reported 7.3 million cases between 1997 and 2003.

“It reflects the fact breast cancer rates are rising”, said ICR’s Dr. Sue Moss.