Breast Cancer Statistics
- More than 2.8 million women with a history of breast cancer live in the United States.
- In 2016, an estimated 246,660 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S.
- Besides skin cancer, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among American women.
- In 2015, it’s estimated that just under 30% of newly diagnosed cancers in women will be breast cancers.
- About 1 in 8 American women (12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.
- Caucasian women are slightly more likely to develop breast cancer than African-American women. However, in women under 45, breast cancer is more common in African-American than Caucasian women.
- The risk of developing and dying from breast cancer is lower in Asian, Hispanic and Native-American women.