Breast Cancer Statistics
- Breast Cancer affects approximately 1 in 8 women in the US.
- For 2018, the National Cancer Institute and American Cancer Society estimates new cases of breast cancer to be found in 266,120 women. There are more than 3.3 million breast cancer survivors in the US.
- Cancer is the second most common diagnosis leading to death in Shasta County, and breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women of every race/ethnic group in California.
- However, there is a 98% survival rate when breast cancer is caught early and treatment is begun when the cancer is localized. This is why Think Pink’s message is so important.