1 in 8 women in the United States will develop breast cancer in her lifetime.
Although rare, men get breast cancer too. The lifetime risk for U.S. men is about 1 in 1,000.
There are over 3.5 million breast cancer survivors in the United States.
Breast Cancer Facts
In 2019, an estimated 268,600 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women in the U.S. as well as 62,930 new cases of non-invasive (in situ) breast cancer.
62% of breast cancer cases are diagnosed at a localized stage, for which the 5-year survival rate is 99%.
This year, an estimated 41,760 women will die from breast cancer in the U.S
An estimated 2,670 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year in the United States and approximately 500 will die.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in American women, except for skin cancers.
Women at increased risk (e.g., family history, genetic tendency, past breast cancer) should talk to their doctors about the benefits and limitations of starting mammography screening earlier, having additional test such as breast ultrasound and MRI or having more frequent exams