U.S. Breast Cancer Statistics ~ 2013
- 1 in 8 women (12%) will develop invasive breast cancer in her life time.
- Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women, except for skin cancer.
- There are more than 2.8 million bc survivors in the U.S. - including those being treated and those who've completed treatment.
- Approximately 232, 340 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women.
- About 64,640 new cases of non-invasive (in situ) breast cancer will be diagnosed in women.
- White women are slightly more likely to develop bc than African-American women.
- In women under 45, breast cancer is more common in African-American women than white women.
- Overall, African-American women are more likely to die of breast cancer.
- Asian, Hispanic, and Native-American women have a lower risk of developing and dying from breast cancer.
- Most significant risk factors: Gender - Female Age- Approximately 77% of cases occur in women over 50 years of age.
- About 85% of bc happen in women with no family history.
- Cancer deaths in women- bc is the 2nd, lung cancer is 1st.
- About 39,620 women will die from breast cancer.
- Death rates from breast cancer have been declining since 1989 - Believed to be due to: awareness, early screening, improved treatment.
- 1% of all bc cases are men.
- Approximately 2,240 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in men.
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