Marin County’s Breast Cancer Incidence Rate Declines
Breast cancer incidence rates among women in Marin County have fallen at a rate of 1.8% annually since 1998, according to a new report by the Cancer Prevention Institute of California. Lead report author Tina Clarke attributed the decline to women consuming less alcohol, exercising more and other factors. However, the study found no evidence that a 2009 recommendation from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force for women to have fewer mammograms contributed to the decline.
- "Marin Breast Cancer Incidence Rates Continue To Drop" (Halstead, San Jose Mercury News, 10/7).
- "Marin County's Breast Cancer Rate Has Plummeted. Why?" (Aliferis, "State of Health," KQED, 10/7).