STATISTICS

  • In 2011, an estimated 230,480 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed among women, as well as an estimated 57,650 additional cases of in situ breast cancer. (1)
  • In 2011, approximately 39,520 women are expected to die from breast cancer. Only lung cancer accounts for more cancer deaths in women. (1)
  • In 2011, about 2,140 cases of breast cancer are expected to occur among men, accounting for about 1% of all breast cancers. In addition, approximately 450 men wil die from breast cancer. (1)
  • Ninety-five percent of new cases and 97% of breast cancer deaths occurred in women 40 years of age and older. (1)
  • About 85% of breast cancers occur in women who have no family history of breast cancer. these occur due to genetic mutations that happen as a result of the aging process and life in general, rather than inherited mutations. (2)
  • The most significant risk factors for breast cancer are gender (being a woman) and age 9growing older). (2)
  • From 1999 to 2005, breast cancer incidence rates in the U.S. decreased by about 2% per year. the decrease was seen only in women aged 50 and older. One theory is that this decrease was partially due to the reduced use of hormone replacement therapy by women after the results of a large study calld the Women’s Health initiative were published in 2002. These results suggested a connection between HRT and increased breast cancer risk. (2)

(1) http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/conten/@epidemiologysurveilance/documents/document/acspc030975.pdf
(2) http://www.breastcancer.org/symptoms/understand_bc/statistics


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