Breast Facts — About Women, Men and From Around the Globe!
Here are the breast facts you should know during Breast Cancer Awareness month and all year long! Stats about women and men from around the globe.
Women – In 2018, it's estimated among U.S. women there will be:
About 1 in 8 U.S. women (about 12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. Every 2 minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer; every 13 minutes a woman in the U.S. will die of this disease. (Read Jean’s Story and published in BLISS!)
266,120 new cases of invasive breast cancer (This includes new cases of primary breast cancer, but not recurrences of original breast cancers).
63,960 new cases of in situ breast cancer (This includes ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) and lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS). Of those, about 83 percent will be DCIS. DCIS is a non-invasive breast cancer. LCIS is a condition that increases the risk of invasive breast cancer. Learn more about DCIS and LCIS.
40,920 breast cancer deaths.
Men - In 2018, it's estimated among U.S. men there will be:
About 2,550 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in men in 2018 over 2470 in 2017.
Breast cancer risk is much lower in men than in women. A man’s lifetime risk of breast cancer is about 1 in 1,000 (about 1%).
2,550 new cases of invasive breast cancer (This includes new cases of primary breast cancers, but not recurrences of original breast cancers).
480 breast cancer deaths.
General Facts: Men & Women –
Rates of breast cancer incidence (new cases) and mortality (death) are much lower among men than among women. In 2015 (most recent data available):
· Incidence (new cases): 1.1 per 100,000 126.5 per 100,000
· Mortality (deaths): 0.3 per 100,000 20.3 per 100,000
The Facts: Around the World:
Every 60 seconds, somewhere in the world, someone dies from breast cancer.
At the current rate, 13 million breast cancer deaths around the world will occur in the next 25 years.
Nearly 1.7 million new breast cancer cases were diagnosed in 2012.
Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women and men worldwide. In 2012, it represented about 12 percent of all new cancer cases and 25 percent of all cancers in women.
Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer among women in 140 of 184 countries worldwide.
Globally, breast cancer now represents one in four of all cancers in women.
Since 2008, worldwide breast cancer incidence has increased by more than 20 percent. Mortality has increased by 14 percent.
According to the World Cancer Research Fund International
Incidence (new cases) rates: Overall, new cases of breast cancer is about the same for black and white women. However, African-American women under age 45 have a higher incidence of breast cancer than white women. Hispanic/Latina women are more likely than white women to be diagnosed with late stage breast cancers. They also tend to have larger tumors than white women. Breast cancer incidence is lower among Asian/Pacific Islander women than for white and black women. New Asian-American immigrants also have lower rates of breast cancer than those who have lived in the U.S. for many years. Yet, for those born in the U.S., the risk is about the same as that of white women. Source: U.S. Breast Cancer Statistics.org
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