About Breast Cancer

Except for skin cancers, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States. Word wide, breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer and the leading cause of cancer death in women. In 2016, more than 240,000 cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women and 2,600 in men in the United States. So no matter who you are or where you live, understanding breast cancer is important. But the most important thing to know is this: a diagnosis is not a death sentence. Breast cancer can be treated.

statsIn The United States:

Except for skin cancers, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the U.S.
In 2016, more than 240,000 cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women and 2,600
in men in the U.S.
Every 2 minutes, one case of breast cancer is diagnosed in a woman in the U.S.
Early detection and effective treatment contributed to a 37 percent decline in breast cancer
mortality (deaths) between 1990-2013.
In 2016, about 40,450 women and 440 men are expected to die from breast cancer in the U.S.
Currently there are more than 3 million breast cancer survivors in the U.S.
One in 8 women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.

Around The World
• Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in the world and the leading cause of
cancer death in women, with an estimated
1.7 million new cases recorded in 2012.
• Every 60 seconds, somewhere in the world, someone dies from breast cancer.
• At the current rate, 13 million breast cancer deaths around the world will occur in the
next 25 years

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