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.