10 Facts About Breast Cancer

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  1. Approximately 2.5 million survivors of Breast Cancer are currently living in the United States.
  2. Breast Cancer is the most common type of cancer among women in the United States, the other is skin cancer.
  3. Nearly 90% of women that are diagnosed with Breast Cancer will survive the disease for at least 5 years.
  4. Each year, more than 211,000 American women are diagnosed with Breast Cancer.
  5. The chance of a woman developing invasive Breast Cancer some time during her life is about 1 in 8.
  6. The chance of death from Breast Cancer is about 1 in 35.
  7. Approximately 192,370 cases of Breast Cancer in women were diagnosed in 2009.
  8. Mammograms are the most effective way to detect Breast Cancer.
  9. As women get older, their chances of developing Breast Cancer increases, most cases occur in women over the age of 60.
  10. Breast Cancer related deaths have decreased due to early detection and improved treatment.

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