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Table 1 Chances of the development of, and death from, breast cancer within the next 10 years for a cohort of 1000 women. With permission from Fletcher SW, Elmore JG. Clinical practice: Mammographic screening for breast cancer. NEJM 2003; 348(17):1672–1680 Reproduced with permission of Massachusetts Medical Society

From: Confronting the challenges of the menopausal transition

Age Cases of invasive breast cancer Death from breast cancer (per 1000 women) Death from any cause
40 yrs 15 2 21
50 yrs 28 5 55
60 yrs 37 7 126
70 yrs 43 9 309
80 yrs 35 11 670