United States are for 2012:
• About 226,870 new cases of invasive breast
cancer in women
• About 63,300 new cases of carcinoma in situ (CIS) will be
found (CIS is non-invasive and is the earliest form of breast cancer).
• About 39,510 deaths from breast cancer (women)
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States,
other than skin cancer. It is the second leading cause of cancer death in women,
after lung cancer.
The chance of a woman having invasive breast cancer some time during her life
is about 1 in 8. The chance of dying from breast cancer is about 1 in 36. Breast
cancer death rates have been going down. This is probably the result of finding
the cancer earlier and better treatment. Right now there are more than 2.9
million breast cancer survivors in the United States.
Last Medical Review: 09/04/2012
Last Revised: 09/04/2012