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Breast Cancer Facts | Men Against Breast Cancer
Breast Cancer Facts

Breast Cancer Facts

  • FactsPage All women are at risk of breast cancer.
  • The two greatest risk factors of developing breast cancer are being a woman and getting older.
  • In the Vietnam War, over 50,000 Americans died. Each year, almost as many women die of breast cancer.
  • A woman is diagnosed with breast cancer every 3 minutes.
  • A woman dies from breast cancer every 11 minutes.
  • In the 1960′s a woman’s risk of breast cancer was 1 in 14; today a woman’s risk of breast cancer is 1 in 8.
  • 85% of women diagnosed with breast cancer have no prior family history.
  • When breast cancer is confined to the breast, the five-year survival rate is over 95%.
  • Mammography detects approximately 2 to 3 times as many early breast cancers as physical examination.
  • Breast cancer accounts for nearly 1 in 3 cancers diagnosed among women.

Breast cancer is the leading cause of death among women aged 35-54.