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Table 4.14

Cancer of the Female Breast (Invasive)

5-Year Relative Survival (Percent) by Year of Diagnosis
Year of
Diagnosis
All Races Whites Blacks
All Ages Ages <50 Ages 50+ All Ages Ages <50 Ages 50+ All Ages Ages <50 Ages 50+
1960-1963a - - - 63 - - 46 - -
1970-1973a - - - 68 - - 51 - -
1975-1977b 74.8 76.5 74.3 75.6 77.8 74.9 62.0 62.3 61.9
1978-1980b 74.4 75.5 74.1 75.1 76.1 74.8 63.3 67.0 61.3
1981-1983b 76.1 77.4 75.7 77.1 78.6 76.7 63.3 65.0 62.5
1984-1986b 78.9 77.8 79.3 80.0 79.5 80.2 65.0 63.9 65.7
1987-1989b 84.0 81.4 85.0 85.1 82.7 85.9 71.0 69.5 71.9
1990-1992b 85.2 83.3 85.9 86.5 85.1 87.0 71.4 70.1 72.3
1993-1995b 86.4 84.2 87.1 87.7 86.2 88.1 72.6 70.2 74.0
1996-1998b 88.2 86.5 88.9 89.4 88.2 89.8 76.1 73.9 77.4
1999-2003b 89.9 88.5 90.4 91.2 90.2 91.5 78.1 77.2 78.6
2004-2010b 90.5f 90.6f 90.4f 91.8f 92.2f 91.7f 80.0f 80.4f 79.9f
5-Year Period Survival (Percent)cd
Year All Races Whites Blacks
All Ages Ages <50 Ages 50+ All Ages Ages <50 Ages 50+ All Ages Ages <50 Ages 50+
2010 89.4 89.5 89.4 90.5 90.6 90.5 80.0 80.9 79.6
Stage Distribution (%) 2004-2010ce, Case Counts and Percentages
Stage at
Diagnosis
All Races Whites Blacks
All Ages Ages <50 Ages 50+ All Ages Ages <50 Ages 50+ All Ages Ages <50 Ages 50+
Number of cases 320,768 79,483 241,285 259,205 60,031 199,174 33,950 10,472 23,478
Percent 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Localized 61 54 63 62 55 64 52 48 54
Regional 32 40 29 31 40 29 37 43 35
Distant 5 5 6 5 4 5 9 8 9
Unstaged 2 1 2 2 1 2 2 1 2
5-Year Relative Survival (Percent) 2004-2010c by Age at Diagnosis
Age at
Diagnosis
All Races Whites Blacks
All Ages Ages <50 Ages 50+ All Ages Ages <50 Ages 50+ All Ages Ages <50 Ages 50+
Ages <45 88.0 - - 89.4 - - 78.6 - -
Ages 45-54 90.3 - - 91.7 - - 80.3 - -
Ages 55-64 90.0 - - 91.1 - - 80.7 - -
Ages 65-74 90.4 - - 91.4 - - 80.8 - -
Ages 75+ 86.4 - - 87.7 - - 72.2 - -
Ages <65 89.7 - - 90.9 - - 80.0 - -
Ages 65+ 88.5 - - 89.6 - - 77.2 - -
5-Year Relative Survival (Percent) 2004-2010c by Stage at Diagnosise
Stage at
Diagnosis
All Races Whites Blacks
All Ages Ages <50 Ages 50+ All Ages Ages <50 Ages 50+ All Ages Ages <50 Ages 50+
All Stages 89.2 89.4 89.2 90.4 90.7 90.3 79.1 79.7 78.9
Localized 98.5 96.6 99.0 99.1 97.1 99.6 94.0 93.0 94.4
Regional 84.6 86.4 83.8 86.0 88.1 85.1 74.6 75.7 74.0
Distant 25.0 33.8 22.6 26.2 36.2 23.8 16.4 22.7 13.8
Unstaged 49.8 73.0 44.9 48.1 74.6 43.2 45.6 56.8g 42.1
In Situ j 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 99.9 100.0

Footnotes:

a Based on End Results data from a series of hospital registries and one population-based registry.

b SEER 9 areas (San Francisco, Connecticut, Detroit, Hawaii, Iowa, New Mexico, Seattle, Utah, Atlanta). Based on follow-up of patients into 2011.

c SEER 18 areas (San Francisco, Connecticut, Detroit, Hawaii, Iowa, New Mexico, Seattle, Utah, Atlanta, San Jose-Monterey, Los Angeles, Alaska Native Registry, Rural Georgia, California excluding SF/SJM/LA, Kentucky, Louisiana, New Jersey and Georgia excluding ATL/RG). Based on follow-up of patients into 2011.

d Period survival provides a 2010 estimate of survival by piecing together the most recent conditional survival estimates from several cohorts. It is computed here using three year calendar blocks (2007-2009: 0-1 year survival), (2006-2008: 1-2 year survival), (2005-2007: 2-3 year survival), (2004-2006: 3-4 year survival), (2003-2005: 4-5 years survival).

e Stage at diagnosis is classified using SEER Summary Stage 2000. Stage distribution percentages may not sum to 100 due to rounding.

f The difference between 1975-1977 and 2004-2010 is statistically significant (p<.05).

g The standard error is between 5 and 10 percentage points.

h The standard error is greater than 10 percentage points.

j In situ cases are not included in the All Stages group.

- Statistic could not be calculated due to fewer than 25 cases during the time period.

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