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Prevalence and Incidence of Breast Cancer

Incidence (annual) of Breast Cancer:

205,000 annual cases (SEER 2002 estimate); 180,000 annual cases (NCI); only about 1,000 men ... see also overview of Breast Cancer.

Incidence Rate:

approx 1 in 1,326 or 0.08% or 205,000 people in USA [Source statistic for calcuation: "205,000 annual cases (SEER 2002 estimate); 180,000 annual cases (NCI); only about 1,000 men" -- see also general information about data sources]

Incidence extrapolations for USA for Breast Cancer:

204,999 per year, 17,083 per month, 3,942 per week, 561 per day, 23 per hour, 0 per minute, 0 per second. [Source statistic for calculation: "205,000 annual cases (SEER 2002 estimate); 180,000 annual cases (NCI); only about 1,000 men" -- see also general information about data sources]

Undiagnosed prevalence of Breast Cancer:

estimated 1 million ... see also misdiagnosis of Breast Cancer.

Undiagnosed prevalence rate:

approx 1 in 272 or 0.37% or 1 million people in USA [about data] ... Note: this rate calculation uses the following statistic: estimated 1 million

Lifetime risk for Breast Cancer:

1 in 8 women lifetime risk in USA (NWHIC); 1 in 11 women will develop breast cancer during their lifetime in Australia 2000 (AIHW and AACR, AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)

Prevelance of Breast Cancer discussion:

Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer (other than skin) in American women and the second major cause of death after lung cancer. One out of 8 women will develop breast cancer over the course of a lifetime. (Source: excerpt from Breast Cancer: NWHIC)

Incidence of Breast Cancer:

More than 180,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year. (Source: excerpt from What You Need To Know About Breast Cancer: NCI)

Prevelance statistics for Breast Cancer:

The following statistics relate to the prevalence of Breast Cancer:

  • 34,000 women in the UK 2001 (National Statistics - UK Government Census, 2001)
  • 31% of cancer cases in women are breast cancer in the UK 2001 (National Statistics - UK Government Census, 2001)
  • 1 in 8 women lifetime risk in USA (NWHIC)
  • 1 in 11 women will develop breast cancer during their lifetime in Australia 2000 (AIHW and AACR, AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • more statistics...»

Incidence statistics for Breast Cancer:

The following statistics relate to the incidence of Breast Cancer:

  • 217,440 new cases for breast cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • 1,450 new male cases for breast cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • 215,990 new female cases for breast cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • Higher incidence rate than lung cancer in the US (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • 1 in 8 lifetime risk for women in the US (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • Estimated 203,500 new cases in women in the US 2002 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
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Death statistics for Breast Cancer:

The following statistics relate to deaths and Breast Cancer:

  • 40,580 estimated deaths for breast cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • 470 estimated male deaths for breast cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • Breast cancer ranked 2nd leading cancer killer in women in the US (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • 40,110 estimated female deaths for breast cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • Breast cancer death rate decreased by 5.6% in the US 1990-94 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • Estimated 39,600 deaths in women in the US 2002 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • 41,809 people died from breast cancer each year in the US 2001 (Deaths: Final Data for 2001, NCHS, CDC)
  • Breast cancer death statistics by racial group in the USA:
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More Statistics about Breast Cancer:

  • Deaths and related statistics
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    About prevalence and incidence statistics:

    The term 'prevalence' of Breast Cancer usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Breast Cancer at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Breast Cancer refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Breast Cancer diagnosed each year. Hence, these two statistics types can differ: a short-lived disease like flu can have high annual incidence but low prevalence, but a life-long disease like diabetes has a low annual incidence but high prevalence. For more information see about prevalence and incidence statistics.

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