11 Facts About Breast Cancer

  1. In the U.S., 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.
  2. The most significant risk factors for breast cancer are being female and aging.
  3. Approximately 95 percent of all breast cancers in the U.S. occur in women 40 and older.
  4. Breast cancer deaths have been declining since 1990 thanks to early detection, better screening, increased awareness, and new treatment options.
  5. 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.
  6. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death among women.
  7. In the U.S. today, there are more than 2.9 million breast cancer survivors — the largest group of all cancer survivors.
  8. One woman will die of breast cancer every 13 minutes in the U.S.
  9. Every 19 seconds, someone in the world is diagnosed with breast cancer.
  10. If breast cancer continues at its current rate, 10.6 million women will die from the disease in the next 25 years.
  11. 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