Metrics details. The aim of the study was to assess trends in mortality and the number of lost years of life due to breast cancer in the female population in the years —, with consideration given to differences regarding the level of education and place of residence. The analysis was based on a database of the Central Statistical Office of Poland, containing information gathered from 92, death certificates of all Polish female inhabitants who died in the period — due to breast cancer. The mean age of women who died from breast cancer increased in the study period from
Trends of mortality due to breast cancer in Poland, 2000–2016
Trends of mortality due to breast cancer in Poland, – | BMC Public Health | Full Text
Background: Breast cancer is the leading cancer among women worldwide in terms of both incidence and mortality. European patients have generally high 5-year relative survival ratios, and the Nordic countries, except for Denmark, have ratios among the highest. Material and methods: Based on the NORDCAN database we present trends in age-standardised incidence and mortality rates of invasive breast cancer in the Nordic countries, alongside 5- and year relative survival for the period of diagnosis followed up to the end of Excess mortality rates are also provided for varying follow-up intervals after diagnosis. The analysis is confined to invasive breast cancer in Nordic women. Results: Incidence increased rapidly in all five countries, whereas mortality remained almost unchanged.