Breast Health Information and Recommendations

Breast Cancer Facts from the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. and the American College Of Radiology

  • 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime
  • 1 in 6 breast cancers occur in women ages 40-49
  • 3 of 4 women diagnosed with breast cancer have no family history of the disease
  • Breast Cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women
  • Breast Cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women
  • Approximately 252,710 women in will be diagnosed with breast cancer every year
  • Approximately 2,470 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer every year
  • On average, every 2 minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer
  • 1 woman will die of breast cancer every 13 minutes
  • Over 3.3 million breast cancer survivors are alive in the United States today.
  • More than 75% of women diagnosed with breast cancer at age 40 to 49, have no family history of breast cancer