- The American Cancer Society's most recent estimates for breast cancer in the United States are for 2010:
- About 207,090 new cases of invasive breast cancer in women.
- About 54,010 new cases of carcinoma in situ (CIS) will be found (CIS is non-invasive and is the earliest form of breast cancer).
- About 39,840 deaths from breast cancer (women)
- Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States, other than skin cancer.
- It is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, after lung cancer.
- The chance of a woman having invasive breast cancer some time during her life is a little less 1 in 8.
- The chance of dying from breast cancer is about 1 in 35.
- Breast cancer death rates have been consistently dropping. Which is probably the result of finding cancer earlier and better treatment.
- Right now there are more than 2½ million breast cancer survivors in the United States.
- In 2013, an estimated 232,340 new cases of invasive breast cancer were expected to be diagnosed among US women, as well as an estimated 64,640 additional cases of in situ breast cancer.
- Approximately 39,620 US women were expected to die from breast cancer. Only lung cancer accounts for more cancer deaths in women.
- Breast cancer incidence rates are highest in non-Hispanic white women, followed by African American women and are lowest among Asian/Pacific Islander women.
- In contrast, breast cancer death rates are highest for African American women, followed by white women.
- Breast cancer death rates are lowest for Asian/Pacific Islander women. Breast cancer incidence and death rates also vary by state. "American Cancer Society"
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