U.S. Breast Cancer Cases Could Rise 50 Percent by 2030

April 20, 2015 1:00 PM

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MONDAY, April 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The number of U.S. women diagnosed with breast cancer could rise by as much as 50 percent within the next 15 years, according to new government predictions.

Researchers say there will be an increase in breast tumors that are "ER-positive" -- which means they rely on the hormone estrogen to fuel their growth. And because of the aging population, women older than 70 will account for a growing proportion of breast cancer cases.

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