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Table 4.13

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 62.2 62.4 62.0
1978-1980b 74.4 75.5 74.1 75.1 76.1 74.8 63.4 67.0 61.5
1981-1983b 76.1 77.4 75.7 77.1 78.5 76.7 63.4 65.1 62.6
1984-1986b 78.9 77.8 79.3 80.0 79.5 80.2 65.1 63.9 65.8
1987-1989b 84.1 81.4 85.0 85.1 82.7 85.9 71.1 69.6 71.9
1990-1992b 85.2 83.4 85.9 86.5 85.1 87.0 71.5 70.1 72.3
1993-1995b 86.4 84.3 87.1 87.7 86.2 88.1 72.7 70.4 74.1
1996-1998b 88.2 86.6 88.8 89.3 88.3 89.7 76.2 73.9 77.6
1999-2001b 89.7 88.1 90.3 90.8 89.8 91.1 78.8 76.9 80.0
2002-2005b 90.1 89.6 90.3 91.6 91.5 91.6 77.8 77.9 77.8
2006-2012b 90.8f 91.0f 90.8f 92.0f 92.2f 92.0f 81.5f 82.6f 81.0f
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+
2012 89.8 89.6 89.8 90.9 90.9 90.9 80.2 80.4 80.2
Stage Distribution (%) 2006-2012ce, 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 332,526 79,474 253,052 265,322 59,107 206,215 36,579 10,708 25,871
Percent 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Localized 61 54 64 62 55 65 53 47 55
Regional 31 39 29 31 39 28 37 43 34
Distant 6 5 6 5 5 6 9 8 9
Unstaged 2 1 2 2 1 2 2 2 2
5-Year Relative Survival (Percent) 2006-2012c 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 88.4 - - 89.8 - - 78.8 - -
Ages 45-54 90.6 - - 91.8 - - 81.4 - -
Ages 55-64 90.2 - - 91.3 - - 81.1 - -
Ages 65-74 91.3 - - 92.2 - - 82.9 - -
Ages 75+ 87.0 - - 88.2 - - 74.5 - -
Ages <65 90.0 - - 91.2 - - 80.6 - -
Ages 65+ 89.4 - - 90.3 - - 79.5 - -
5-Year Relative Survival (Percent) 2006-2012c 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 89.7 89.6 89.8 90.8 90.9 90.8 80.3 80.4 80.2
Localized 98.8 96.9 99.4 99.4 97.3 99.9 94.7 93.7 95.1
Regional 85.2 86.7 84.6 86.5 88.2 85.8 75.6 76.5 75.2
Distant 26.3 36.1 23.6 27.4 38.8 24.6 18.3 24.4 15.9
Unstaged 52.5 74.8 47.5 50.5 75.6 45.8 49.8 64.1 45.0
In Situ j 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 99.8 100.0
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 2013.

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 2013.

d Period survival provides a 2012 estimate of survival by piecing together the most recent conditional survival estimates from several cohorts. It is computed here using three year calendar blocks (2010-2012: 0-1 year survival), (2009-2011: 1-2 year survival), (2008-2010: 2-3 year survival), (2007-2009: 3-4 year survival), (2006-2008: 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 2006-2012 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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