About 1 in 8 U.S. women (just under 12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.
Besides skin cancer, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among American women. Just under 30% of cancers in women are breast cancers.
In 2011, there were more than 2.6 million breast cancer survivors in the US.
About 85% of breast cancers occur in women who have no family history of breast cancer.
About 2,190 new cases of invasive breast cancer were expected to be diagnosed in men in 2012. 410 of those men will die because of it. A man’s lifetime risk of breast cancer in men is about 1 in 1,000.
In 2012 an estimated 39,510 people will die from breast cancer