As a 44yearold africanamerican woman bivins wasnt a typical breast cancer patient but she wasnt atypical either according to the american cancer society white women are slightly more likely to get the disease than black women but its more common in black women under age 45 than in white women.
For breast cancer in women the death rate has decreased by 36 percent between 1989 and 2012 and over the last 30 years the 5year relative survival rate for breast cancer has gone up by 213 percent according to the acs in 1975 the 5year survival rate for women was 752 percent but in 2008 it was 906 percent.
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Stevens was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1957 when she was 33 years old she and her oldest daughter had traveled from their home in pennsylvania to visit a specialist in new york city because of concerns that her daughter had a brain tumor.
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