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Publication Abstract

Authors: Wang H, Thoresen SO, Tretli S

Title: Breast cancer in Norway 1970-1993: a population-based study on incidence, mortality and survival.

Journal: Br J Cancer 77(9):1519-24

Date: 1998 May

Abstract: The incidence, mortality and survival of breast cancer patients from 1970 to 1993 were studied using data from the Cancer Registry of Norway. The age-adjusted incidence rate increased from 62.0 to 76.9 per 100,000 person-years during the period, and more than 2000 cases are now registered annually. The increase tends to be highest in the age group below 40 years. The increase is mainly found in cases with localized tumours at the time of diagnosis. The mortality rate has been almost unchanged in the period; the age adjusted mortality rate is 27.0 per 100,000 person-years at the end of the study period. The 5-year overall survival has increased among cases with axillary lymph node metastases at the time of diagnosis; the other stages show only little improvement.

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