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CRISSCROSS Intimates - Luxe Intimate Apparel for Women and Men.

Post-surgical undergarments for any Stage or Phase of Breast Surgery. Comfortable, chic and colorful compression undergarments.

Collection: Post-Surgical Bras, Prosthesis Bra, Briefs, Thongs, Leggings, Compression Sleeves, Sleecrets, Pouch, Men's Vests and other Accessories and Inspirational Products.

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Breast Facts — About Women, Men and From Around the Globe!

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The CRISSCROSS Intimates Blog page is written by Survivor and Designer, Jean Criss.  Articles are about inspiration and breast health and wellness, product, bras and CRISSCROSS, other brands, ta-tas, advanced technology solutions, and so much more! Also, follow my other industry Columns here.

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Breast Facts — About Women, Men and From Around the Globe!

Jean Criss

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

How We Can Help:  Crisscross Intimates offers designs for any stage or phase of Post-Op Breast Surgery to support you through Day 1 - 180+ and beyond with transitional undergarments from Mastectomy Bras, Pocketed-Prosthesis Bras, Compression Sleeves and Leggings, Matching Panties to Men’s Compression Vests and Shapewear, we’ve got you covered.  A colorful assortment of trending colors and styles are available to ensure you feel good about yourself whether recovering at home or in the workplace.  That's what I had in mind when designing my brand. Please SHOP and to take a look

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For more BREAST FACTS & STATISTICS, or for speaking engagements or to find us at local Breast Cancer events this month, please contact directly. In our next blog we’ll discuss Breast Cancer trends and additional stats. Learn more about warning signs and prevention for women and men.  As trusted friend, neighbor, and sister Survivor in our communities, I wish you all the very breast!  Don't be afraid to call upon me as your local breast friend, a trusted resource, and donate today to support Breast Cancer Research!

Don’t Let Cancer Get the BREAST of You! That’s my motto!


For more information about Breast Facts, please click here.  For information about Jean Criss’ Survivor Story and to shop the Crisscross Intimates, please click here and preview our recent blog posts.  For other media inquiries, click here.  We wish you all the very breast!