Breast Cancer

The On-Going Battle

Facts and Statistics

  • About 12% of women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer during their lifetime.
  • About 39,620 women died from breast cancer in 2013.
  • Caucasian women have a higher risk of developing breast cancer.
  • It is the most common type of cancer in women.
  • Men are also at risk of developing breast cancer, but it is considerably lower than that of a woman's risk.
  • For every 100 women diagnosed, there is one man also diagnosed with breast cancer.
  • As age increases, so does the risk of developing breast cancer.
  • Breast cancer mortality rates have been gradually decreasing since 1989.

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