Breast Cancer Statistics
- In 2012, it is estimated that there were more than 2.9 million women living in the US with a history of invasive breast cancer.
- According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 230,480 new cases of invasive breast cancer and 39,520 breast cancer-related deaths occurred among US females in 2011.
- Breast cancer is the most prevalent cancer among women both nationally and in Indiana (27.5%).
- 80% of all breast cancers are found in women over the age of 50.
- 1 in 8 women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.
- African American females are at increased risk for poor outcomes relating to breast cancer, in part, because they are more often diagnosed at a younger age, at a later stage of disease, and with more aggressive forms of breast cancer.