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Breast Cancer Statistics

Chart illustrating increase in yearly cases from 2010 to 2020.

In this video abstract, CDC’s Dr. Hannah Weir talks about her work to project trends in new cancer cases and deaths to the year 2020. The largest increases are expected in prostate, female breast, lung, and colorectal cancers.

Not counting some kinds of skin cancer, breast cancer in the United States is—

  • The most common cancer in women, no matter your race or ethnicity.
  • The most common cause of death from cancer among Hispanic women.
  • The second most common cause of death from cancer among white, black, and Asian/Pacific Islander women.
  • The third most common cause of death from cancer among American Indian/Alaska Native women.

For more information, visit Cancer Among Women.

In 2013 (the most recent year numbers are available)—

  • 230,815 women and 2,109 men in the United States were diagnosed with breast cancer.*†
  • 40,860 women and 464 men in the United States died from breast cancer.*†

*Incidence counts cover about 99% of the U.S. population; death counts cover about 100% of the U.S. population. Use caution when comparing incidence and death counts.

†Source: U.S. Cancer Statistics Working Group. United States Cancer Statistics: 1999–2013 Incidence and Mortality Web-based Report. Atlanta (GA): Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and National Cancer Institute; 2016. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/uscs.

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