About Breast Cancer


The average American woman has about a 12 percent chance of developing breast cancer

Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in American women, after skin cancers, with about 250,000 new cases diagnosed annually.

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, after lung cancer. The chance that a woman will die from breast cancer is about 1 in 38, or 2.5 percent.

Overall breast cancer death rates dropped 39 percent between 1989 and 2015.

81 percent of breast cancers are diagnosed among women ages 50 years and older, and 89 percent of breast cancer deaths occur

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