Fast Facts About Breast Cancer

October 10, 2016

  1. Each year in the United States, more than 200,000 women get breast cancer and more than 40,000 women die from the disease. 
  2. Men also get breast cancer, but it is not very common. Less than 1% of breast cancers occur in men.
  3. Most breast cancers are found in women who are 50 years old or older, but breast cancer also affects younger women. 
  4. About 10% of all new cases of breast cancer in the United States are found in women younger than 45 years of age.

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Information from the Centers for Disease Control website.