In 2013, an estimated 232,340 new cases of invasive breast cancer were expected to be diagnosed among US women, as well as an estimated 64,640 additional cases of in situ breast cancer.
That year, approximately 39,620 US women were expected to die from breast cancer. Only lung cancer accounts for more cancer deaths in women.
Breast cancer incidence rates are highest in non-Hispanic white women, followed by African American women and are lowest among Asian/Pacific Islander women. In contrast, breast cancer death rates are highest for African American women, followed by non-Hispanic white women. Breast cancer death rates are lowest for Asian/Pacific Islander women. Breast cancer incidence and death rates also vary by state.
Cancer statistics such as these are presented in this updated edition of the American Cancer Society’s Breast Cancer Facts and Figures. This publication provides updated cancer research facts about breast cancer, including incidence, mortality, and survival trends for breast cancer, as well as information on early detection, treatment, and factors that influence risk and survival.
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These Breast Cancer Facts & Figures publications are available for free download as full-text PDF files.
Breast Cancer Facts & Figures 2013-2014 (PDF)
Breast Cancer Facts & Figures 2011-2012 (PDF)
Breast Cancer Facts & Figures 2009-2010 (PDF)
Breast Cancer Facts & Figures 2007-2008 (PDF)
Breast Cancer Facts & Figures 2005-2006 (PDF)