Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Cancer Breast Incidence

Facts about breast cancer:

  • About 1 out of every 8 women in the US will develop breast cancer.
  • There is a 1 in 33 chance of dying from breast cancer.
  • This is the most common form of cancer in women.
  • Roughly 2 million American women are living with breast cancer.
  • Women are 100 times more likely to get breast cancer than men.
  • Breast cancer is most common in women over the age of 50.
  • One-third of the cases occur in women under the age of 50.
  • Breast cancer kills more women than any other kind of cancer.

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Last Updated: Feb 29, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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