Breast Cancer Facts

In 2019, it is estimated that there will be 268,600 new cases of invasive breast cancers and 41,760 deaths resulting from breast cancers among women in the U.S.

  • A woman has a one in eight chance that she’ll be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.
  • It is estimated that in 2019, there will be more than 52,000 of diagnosed cases of ductal carcinoma in situ.
  • Breast cancer in men exists, though it rarely happens.
  • Breast cancer is the second most common cause of death in women.
  • The most common risk factor for breast cancer in women is simply being born a woman.
  • One woman is being confirmed to have breast cancer every 10 minutes.
  • The survival rate of women with breast cancer is improving; more than 3.5 million US patients with breast cancer history are alive by January 1, 2016.
  • Mutated genes BRCA1 or BRCA2 are commonly found among women with breast cancer.
  • Breastfeeding reduces the overall risk of breast cancer.

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