The number of diagnoses of mesastatic breast cancer in women between the ages of 25 to 39 been increasing by 2 percent every year since 1976 a study released on Tuesday said, news sources reported.
The Journal of the American Medical Association said this increase has been seen in women living in rural and urban places and belong to a variety of races and ethnicities, CNN reported.
Though the percentage of diagnoses has only increased by 2 percent every year since 1976 researchers are worried because the cancers that the patients were diagnosed with spread to all areas of the body making recovery very difficult, New York Times reported.
Though only 1.8 percent of all diagnoses of breast cancer are in women 20 to 34 the recovery rate is significantly lower, New York Times reported.
The survival rate of a five-year period has increased from 15 percent to 30 percent Dr. Rebecca Johnson, the study's lead author, told CNN.
"If women could be diagnosed earlier (before the cancer spreads), then each individual woman that that happens to stands to do a lot better, stands a better chance of living," Johnson told CNN news.