According to the latest data available, breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in women, excluding skin cancer. In 2008, an estimated 1.38 million women around the world were newly diagnosed with the disease.

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The chance of a woman being diagnosed with breast cancer some time during her life is 1 in 8.

1% While women are at greater risk, approximately 1% of all breast cancer cases in the U.S. are diagnosed in men.

5% It is estimated that 5% to 10% of breast cancers can be attributed to genetic predisposition.

20 to 20s – For average-risk asymptomatic women in their 20s and 30s, it is recommended that a clinical breast exam (CBE) be a part of a regular health examination. For women 40 years of age and older, an annual CBE can be an important complement to mammography.

40 Women ages 40 and older should have a screening mammogram. While mammograms can miss some cancers, they are still a very effective way to find breast cancer.

232,340 In 2013, the American Cancer Society estimates that 232,340 new cases of invasive breast cancer (Stages I-IV) will be diagnosed among women in the U.S., with 39,620 deaths.

2.9 At this time there are more than 2.9 million breast cancer survivors in the U.S. This includes women still being treated and those who have completed treatment.

1 Source: International Agency for Research on Cancer/World Health Organization (http://globocan.iarc.fr/fact sheets/cancers/breast.asp) 2 Source: American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org)
3 Source: Journal of the American Medical Association 

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