Breast Cancer Stats

banner image

Breast Cancer Stats

Know the numbers behind this common cancer.

 

Breast cancer is a global burden.
  • It is the most common cancer in the world among women.  
  • It is the most common cancer in women among all ethnicities.
 
In the United States…
 
  • Breast cancer is the number one cause of death among Hispanic women.
  • Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death for all women.  
  • 1 in 8 women will develop invasive breast cancer.
  • 1 in 36 women will die from breast cancer.                                                                                                      
The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2015…
  • About 231, 840 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed.
  • About 60,290 new cases of non-invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed.
  • About 40,290 women will die from breast cancer.

 
We are winning the fight against breast cancer.
  • Female breast cancer rates have begun to decrease since the year 2000.
  • Screening and early detection has helped increase survival rates for women with breast cancer. 
  • Currently, there are 2.8 million breast cancer survivors living in the United States. 

 

 

 


Reference

World Health Organization

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

American Cancer Society