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Breast Cancer Statistics

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Have You Been Tested For Breast Cancer? Get The Facts!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we want to do our part in sharing this essential information. Whether we would like to admit it or not, most of us have all been affected by breast cancer at some point in our life (family member, teacher, colleague, client, etc). If this hasn’t been the case for you, we are providing these staggering Breast Cancer Statistics to serve as an “eye opener” and outreach for women to get tested this month. Let us know how many pink ribbons, commercials, family, friends or associates you have recently noticed or now remember … If you happen to see a friend wearing an “I love Boobies” or “Save Tatas” shirt or a child wearing a pink bracelet … it is a shout out for Breast Cancer Awareness and not their favorite Hooters girl!


2011 Breast Cancer Statistics 

About 12% percent of women in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer in her life (1 in 8 women / 230,480 new cases).

About 57,650 new cases of carcinoma in situ (CIS) / non-invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed

About 39,520 women will die from breast cancer; 3% of all people with breast cancer die of the disease (1 in 35).

There are 2.6 million breast cancer survivors in the United States.

There are far fewer cases reported of men with invasive breast cancer. 1,970 new cases in 2010 – that is 1% of men diagnosed with breast cancer.

A woman’s risk of developing breast cancer is doubled if she has a family history of it (20-30%) and 5% to 10% thought hereditary from parent to child.

Women 55 and older make up for 2/3 cases of invasive breast cancers.

Those diagnosed with breast cancer are 3 to 4 times more likely of developing it in a different part or the other breast.

White women and over weight woman are more at risk than Afro-American, Hispanic and Asian women, though Afro-American women are more prone to get most aggressively Breast Cancer at a younger age.

The breast cancer statistics are staggering and there is much more to share. Please educate yourself and others on the information provided by the The Breast Cancer Society, American Cancer Society and Susan G Koman for the Cure.


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