Key Statistics of Breast Cancer

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Key Statistics of Breast Cancer

What Are the Key Statistics for Breast Cancer?

Key Statistics of Breast CancerBreast cancer is the second most common cancer among American women, next to skin cancers. The chance of developing invasive breast cancer at some time in a woman’s life is a little less than 1 in 8 (12%).

The American Cancer Society’s most recent estimates for breast cancer in the United States are for 2009:

  • about 192,370 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women
  • about 62,280 new cases of carcinoma in situ (CIS) will be diagnosed (CIS is non-invasive and is the earliest form of breast cancer)
  • about 40,170 women will die from breast cancer

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