Facts About Breast Cancer In The United States
**One in eight women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.
**Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women.
**Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women.
**Each year it is estimated that over 252,710 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,500 will die.
**Although breast cancer in men is rare, an estimated 2,470 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer and approximately 460 will die each year.
**On average, every 2 minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer and 1 woman will die of breast cancer every 13 minutes.
**Over 3.3 million breast cancer survivors are alive in the United States today.
The good news..
Good News About Breast Cancer Trends
In recent years, perhaps coinciding with the decline in prescriptive hormone replacement therapy after menopause, we have seen a gradual reduction in female breast cancer incidence rates among women aged 50 and older. Death rates from breast cancer have been declining since about 1990, in part due to better screening and early detection, increased awareness, and continually improving treatment options.
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