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Basic Facts About Breast Cancer

Basic facts about Breast Cancer

 

SOURCE: American Cancer Society. Breast Cancer Fads and Figures 2003-2004. Atlanta, Georgia: American Cancer Society; 2004.

Incidence - The American Cancer society- estimates that 215,990 of the 668,470 (32%) new cases of cancer will be due to breast cancer estimated for 2004 (highest rate of any cancer amongst women).

Mortality ~ The American Cancer Society estimates that 40. ] 10 of the 272,810 (25%) female cancer deaths will be caused by breast cancer in 2004 (2nd highest rate for any cancer amongst women).

 

- 2004 Estimates-

 

 

 

 

 

 

Estimated

 

Deaths

 

 

Male                                 Female

 

Male

 

Female

 

rich late                                    Brfvisl 230,110(33%)                       215,990(32%)

 

Lung & bronchus 91,930(32%)

 

Lung & bronchus 68.510(25%*

 

Lung & bronchus                   Lung & bronchus 93.110(13%!                          0.660(12%)

 

Prostate 29.500(10%)

 

Breast 40,110(15%)

 

Colon 8 recHirr                    Colon s reclurr 73.620(11%)                          73,3iO'M%>

 

Colons tec turr 25,320 ( 10%)

 

Colon & redurt 28,410(10%)

 

Unn.irv bladder                      Uterine corpus 44.640(6%)                           40,320(6%)

 

Pancreas 15.440(5%)

 

Ovary 16.090(6%)

 

Melanorr a cil the skin                       Ovary 29.900(4%)                           25.5SO(4%>

 

Leukemia 12.990(5%)

 

Pancreas 15.830(6%)

 

Non-Hodgkin lyrmhoma        Noti-Hodgkin Iymphoma 28,850(4%)                           25.520(4%)

 

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma 10.390(4%)

 

Leukemia 10.310(4%)

 

Kidney                      Melanonidol Iheskin 22.050(3%)                        25,200(4%)

 

Esoplagus 10,250(4%)

 

Non-Hodgkm Lymphoma 9.020(3%)

 

Leukeir la                              Thyroid 19.020(5%)                            17,640(3%)

 

Livef 9,450(3%)

 

Ulerine corpus 7,090(3%)

 

Oral cavity                             Pancreas 1S.S50[3%)                            16,120(2%)

 

Urinary bladder S,7SO(3%)

 

Multiple n yeloir d 5,640(2%)

 

Pancreas                          Urinary bladder 15.740(2%)                            15.600(2%)

 

Kidney 7,270(3%)

 

Brain 5,490^2%)

 

All sites                                    All sites 699.560(100%)                      668.470(100%)

 

All siles 290.S90(1QO%>

 

all sites 272,810MOO%)

 

•Excludes bawl and squarrcus cell skin cancers and In situ caricoma especially urinary bladder Male: Percentages rra/noi total 100% due to founding.                                                    e!OM. American Cancer SoOcty, Inc., Surveillance Research

 

Breast Cancer Risk

 

For a woman who is free of cancer at the following age intervals, her risk of developing breast cancer over the next ten years is...

 

Age

 

10 yr risk

 

20

 

1 in 2.152

 

30

 

1 in 251

 

40

 

1 in 69

 

50

 

1 in 36

 

60

 

1 in 26

 

70

 

1 in 23

 

 

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