Study: Breast Cancer Rates on the Rise Worldwide

September 15, 2011 Updated Sep 15, 2011 at 1:36 PM EDT

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Study: Breast Cancer Rates on the Rise Worldwide

September 15, 2011 Updated Sep 15, 2011 at 1:36 PM EDT

A new study finds that the number of new cases of breast cancer have increased significantly worldwide over the last 30 years, according to a USA Today story.

The report says breast cancer cases increased in all parts of the world by 3.1 percent a year -- from about 640,000 in 1980 to more than 1.6 million in 2010 -- according to the University of Washington researchers who studied data from more than 300 cancer registries

Read the USA Today story HERE.