Breast Cancer Statistics
- Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States.
- 1 in 8 women in the United States (12%) will develop invasive breast cancer in her lifetime.
- 2019 Estimated new cases of invasive breast cancer diagnosed: 268,600
- 2019 Estimated men diagnosed: 2,000
- 2019 Estimated of deaths of women: 41,760
- 2019 Estimated deaths of men: 400
- Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, exceeded only by lung cancer. The chance that breast cancer will be responsible for a woman’s death is about 1 in 38 (about 2.6%).
- Besides skin cancer, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among U.S. women. More than 1 in 4 cancers in women (about 28%) are breast cancer. Compared to African American women, white women are slightly more likely to develop breast cancer, but less likely to die of it. One possible reason is that African American women tend to have more aggressive tumors, although why this is the case is not known. Women of other ethnic backgrounds — Asian, Hispanic, and Native American — have a lower risk of developing and dying from breast cancer than white women and African American women.
Cervical Cancer Statistics
- HPV is the #1 cause of cervical cancer
- 2018 Estimated new cases of invasive cervical cancer diagnosed: 13,240
- 2018 Estimated deaths of women: 4,170
- Cervical pre-cancers are diagnosed far more often than invasive cervical cancer.
- Most cervical cancer cases are preventable.
- In the United States, Hispanic women are most likely to get cervical cancer, followed by African-Americans, Asians and Pacific Islanders, and whites. American Indians and Alaskan natives have the lowest risk of cervical cancer in this country.
Ovarian Cancer Statistics
- 2019 Estimated women diagnosed: 22,530
- 2019 About 13,980 women will die from ovarian cancer
- A woman’s risk of getting ovarian cancer during her lifetime is about 1 in 78. Her lifetime chance of dying from ovarian cancer is about 1 in 108.
- Ovarian cancer ranks fifth in cancer deaths among women, accounting for more deaths than any other cancer of the female reproductive system.
- About half of the women who are diagnosed with ovarian cancer are 63 years or older. Ovarian cancer is more common in white women than Africa American women.
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