Due to longer survival times resulting from better treatments, the number of women living with advanced breast cancer is increasing significantly in the United States, portraying improved survival among all ages. The study found that between 1992 and 1994, and 2005 and 2012, the five-year survival rate among women under age 50 initially diagnosed with advanced disease doubled from 18 percent to 36 percent. The median survival time for that group increased from 22.3 months to almost 39 months. For women ages 50 to 64, the survival time grew from a little more than 19 months to almost 30 months. For more information click here.
Women With Advanced Breast Cancer Are Surviving Longer, Study Says