Breast Cancer Statistics

Breast Cancer Statistics

  • Breast Cancer affects approximately 1 in 8 women in the US.
  • For 2024, the National Cancer Institute and American Cancer Society estimates new cases of breast cancer to be found in 310,720 women.
  • Approximately 15% of women who get breast cancer have a family member diagnosed with it.
  • About 85% of breast cancers occur in women who have no family history of breast cancer.
  • Black women are most likely to die from breast cancer. Experts believe that it’s partially because about 1 in 5 black women are diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer, which is more than any other racial or ethnic group.
  • There are more than 4 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.
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Breast Cancer in Men

Did you know the rate for male breast cancer in the US is 1 in 833? Unfortunately, men are not often diagnosed in the early stages but instead in the more advanced stages. The main reason is because they don’t have routine screening mammograms like women. Also, many men don’t know they can get breast cancer, so they’re not on the lookout for changes in their breast tissue. Men should talk to their doctor about any lumps, pain, swelling, or other symptoms of breast cancer. Don’t Wait. We can’t say it enough….EARLY DETECTION SAVES LIVES!!!

Breast Cancer isn't just a women's issue

Male Breast Cancer Warning Signs

  • Lump
  • Nipple Discharge
  • Reddening
  • Inversion of the Nipple
  • Skin Dimpling