Besides skin cancer, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among American women.
Because of that, it’s important to know some of the key facts about this disease.
Learn more about the breakthrough treatments for breast cancer at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center.
Must-Know Facts About Breast Cancer
Get the facts:
- One in eight U.S. women will develop a form of invasive breast cancer during their lifetime.
- In 2021, an estimated 281,550 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S. About 2,550 new cases in U.S. men are also expected this year.
- Death rates for breast cancer have steadily decreased since the late `80s. Still, about 43,600 women in the U.S. are expected to die in 2021 from breast cancer.
- There are more than 3.1 million breast cancer survivors in the U.S. (including women who have completed treatment and those who are still being treated.
What can you do to fight breast cancer? Learn more about breast cancer detection methods, risk factors, and making your mammogram appointment.
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