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
According to BreastCancer.org:
- One in eight U.S. women will develop a form of invasive breast cancer during their lifetime
- An estimated 266,120 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in U.S. women in 2018. 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 40,920 women in the U.S. are estimated to have died from the disease in 2018.
- 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.
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