In this section you will be able to find some facts and other information related to Breast Cancer.


What is Breast Cancer?

  • Breast cancer is a group of abnormal cells which continue to grow and multiply. Eventually these cells may form a lump in the breast.
  • If the cancer is not removed or controlled the cancer cells can spread into other parts of the body and may eventually cause death.

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Statistics and Facts about Breast Cancer

  • Breast Cancer is the most common cancer among women, excluding skin
  • Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in women between the
    ages of 40 and 55
  • About 77% of women with a new diagnosis of Breast Cancer are over the age
    of 50
  • Approximately 180,000 new cases of Breast Cancer occur each year in the
    United States
  • One out of every 8 women in the United States is at risk of developing
    Breast Cancer, and 1 out of every 28 women are at risk of dying from it
  • In North America and Western Europe the incidence of Breast Cancer is 6 to
    10 times higher than in Japan and most parts of Asia and Africa
  • As of 1997,one in eight women living to age 85 will develop Breast Cancer
  • A woman dies of Breast Cancer every 11 minutes

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Things to Know

  • Breast lesion size is directly related with survival probability
  • 100 million to 1 billion cells are present in a 1 cm tumor
  • Probability that a 2 cm lesion has already spread cancer cells to other parts of the body is high
  • The expected life span of a cancer patient who's cancer has spread is an average of 2 years
  • Many women who have cancer, an estimated 5 to 10 percent, go undetected

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