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Breast Cancer Statistics

 CDC’s Dr. Hannah Weir: We predicted trends in new cancer cases and cancer deaths in the United States to the year 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, Asian/Pacific Islander, and American Indian/Alaska Native women.

For more information, visit Cancer Among Women.

In 2014 (the most recent year numbers are available)—

  • 236,968 women and 2,141 men in the United States were diagnosed with breast cancer.
  • 41,211 women and 465 men in the United States died from breast cancer.

Data source: U.S. Cancer Statistics Working Group. United States Cancer Statistics: 1999–2014 Incidence and Mortality Web-based Report. Atlanta (GA): Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and National Cancer Institute; 2017. Available at: