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Thursday, September 19, 2013

NB Breast Cancer Deaths Are Declining

Breast cancer deaths in the province have been going down since 1996 according to the first report on breast cancer from the New Brunswick Cancer Network.

The number of breast cancer deaths has declined by 12 per cent with the number of mammograms and proportion of women screened rising dramatically. 

Breast cancer is still the second leading cause of cancer deaths among women in the province. 110 women have died so far this year.