- In the U.S., 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.
- The most significant risk factors for breast cancer are being female and aging.
- Approximately 95 percent of all breast cancers in the U.S. occur in women 40 and older.
- Breast cancer deaths have been declining since 1990 thanks to early detection, better screening, increased awareness, and new treatment options.
- Each year it is estimated that over 220,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,000 will die.
- Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death among women.
- In the U.S. today, there are more than 2.9 million breast cancer survivors — the largest group of all cancer survivors.
- One woman will die of breast cancer every 13 minutes in the U.S.
- Every 19 seconds, someone in the world is diagnosed with breast cancer.
- If breast cancer continues at its current rate, 10.6 million women will die from the disease in the next 25 years.
- Although men are diagnosed at a much smaller rate than women, their chances for being diagnosed with breast cancer also increase with age.
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Sources: National Breast Cancer, Komen Kansas City, WW5