Breast cancer kills older women more often: study

By Kerry Grens — From Published at February 21, 2012 Views 1,724

Breast cancer is often considered more deadly among younger women, but older women — particularly those over 75 — are actually more likely to die of the disease, according to an international study.

Researchers, who tracked thousands of women and published their findings in the Journal of the American Medical Association, said that among women diagnosed with a certain common type of breast cancer, those over 75 years-old were 63 percent more likely to die of it than women under 65.

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