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
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States, other than skin cancer. It is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, after lung cancer.
Last Medical Review: 09/09/2014
Last Revised: 06/10/2015