Fast Facts About Breast Cancer
October 10, 2016
- Each year in the United States, more than 200,000 women get breast cancer and more than 40,000 women die from the disease.
- Men also get breast cancer, but it is not very common. Less than 1% of breast cancers occur in men.
- Most breast cancers are found in women who are 50 years old or older, but breast cancer also affects younger women.
- About 10% of all new cases of breast cancer in the United States are found in women younger than 45 years of age.
Information from the Centers for Disease Control website.