In the United States in 2009,* 211,731 women were diagnosed with breast cancer, and 40,676 women died from the disease.† Except for skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women. CDC supports breast cancer surveillance and research, and provides free or low-cost mammograms to underserved women.
*Latest year for which statistics are available. †Source: USCS.
Advisory Committee on Breast Cancer in Young Women
The committee helps CDC raise awareness of breast cancer among women younger than 40.
Aside from non-melanoma skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common kind of cancer in American women.
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