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Prevalence and Incidence of Inflammatory breast cancer

Inflammatory breast cancer: Rare Disease

Inflammatory breast cancer is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Inflammatory breast cancer, or a subtype of Inflammatory breast cancer, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.

About prevalence and incidence statistics:

The term 'prevalence' of Inflammatory breast cancer usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Inflammatory breast cancer at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Inflammatory breast cancer refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Inflammatory 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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