The 5-year survival rate is 98% for localized breast cancer.

The 10-year survival rate is 81% for cancers detected when less than 1cm in size.

A woman’s chance of developing breast cancer is 1 in 8 in her lifetime.

Aside from skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women.

Only lung cancer causes more cancer deaths in women.

Approximately 2,000 male breast cancer cases are diagnosed each year, and almost 440 men will die from the disease annually.

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.

In 2013, an estimated 232,340 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in U.S. women. In addition to invasive breast cancer, an estimated 64,640 cases of carcinoma in situ (CIS) will be diagnosed.

The risk of getting breast cancer increases with age. Approximately 77% of women with breast cancer are over the age of 50 at the time of diagnosis.

As of 2012, there were an estimated 2.9 million breast cancer survivors living in the U.S.

(statistics from The American Cancer Society, 2009)

 

The 5-year survival rate is 98% for localized breast cancer.

The 10-year survival rate is 81% for cancers detected when less than 1cm in size.

A woman’s chance of developing breast cancer is 1 in 8 in her lifetime.

Aside from skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women.

Only lung cancer causes more cancer deaths in women.

Approximately 2,000 male breast cancer cases are diagnosed each year, and almost 440 men will die from the disease annually.

Mammography screening reduces breast cancer mortality 25-30% for women ages 50 – 70 and 18% for women ages 40 – 50.

Early detection gives women new options for breast conserving therapy.

4 in 10 women do not get annual mammograms.

statistics from
The American Cancer Society, 2009