Breast Cancer Overview

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How many women get breast cancer?

The American Cancer Society’s estimates for breast cancer in women in the United States for 2015 are:

  • About 231,840 new cases of invasive breast cancer
  • About 62,290 new cases of carcinoma in situ (CIS) of the breast will be found (CIS is non-invasive and is the earliest form of breast cancer).
  • About 40,290 deaths from breast cancer

Last Medical Review: 09/09/2014
Last Revised: 12/31/2014