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Breast Cancer Trends

Note: The word "significantly" below refers to statistical significance. 2010 is the latest year for which data are available.

Incidence Trends

From 2001 to 2010 in the United States, incidence of breast cancer has—

  • Remained level among women.
  • Remained level among white women.
  • Increased significantly by 0.5% per year among black women.
  • Remained level among Hispanic women.
  • Remained level among American Indian/Alaska Native women.
  • Remained level among Asian/Pacific Islander women.

Mortality Trends

From 2001 to 2010 in the United States, deaths from breast cancer have—

  • Decreased significantly by 2.0% per year among women.
  • Decreased significantly by 2.0% per year among white women.
  • Decreased significantly by 1.6% per year among black women.
  • Decreased significantly by 1.5% per year among Hispanic* women.
  • Remained level among American Indian/Alaska Native women.
  • Decreased significantly by 1.7% per year among Asian/Pacific Islander women.

Data source: Edwards BK, Noone A-M, Mariotto AB, Simard EP, Boscoe FP, Henley SJ, Jemal A, Cho H, Anderson RN, Kohler BA, Eheman CR, Ward EM. Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, 1975–2010, featuring prevalence of comorbidity and impact on survival among persons with lung, colorectal, breast, or prostate cancer. Cancer 2013.

Note: Hispanic origin is not mutually exclusive from race categories (white, black, Asian/Pacific Islander, American Indian/Alaska Native).

*Mortality data for Hispanic excludes the District of Columbia, Minnesota, New Hampshire, North Dakota, and South Carolina.

 
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