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FACTS ABOUT BREAST CANCER IN THE UNITED STATES

  • 1 in 8 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.
  • Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women.
  • Each year it is estimated that over 252,710 women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,500 will die.
  • Although breast cancer in men is rare, an estimated 2,470 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer and approximately 460 will die each year.
  • On average, every 2 minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer and 1 woman will die of breast cancer every 13 minutes.
  • Over 3.3 million breast cancer survivors are alive in the United States today.
Disclaimer: Information regarding breast cancer facts and statistics were provided by National Breast Cancer Foundation. For more information, visithttp://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/breast-cancer-facts *