Early Detection Saves Lives

BREAST CANCER FACTS

ALL Women carry a Lifetime Risk for Breast Cancer. That risk is :

1/8 (12.5%) White

1/9 (11%) African American/Black

1/18 (6%) Hispanic/Latina

 

Both White and African American/Black women over 40 reported having a mammogram in the past two years (67%). Hispanic/Latina 64%, Asian 61.9% The lowest prevalence is seen in the uninsured 31.5%

 

1.5 million insured Women in the US: only half of them had an annual mammogram

 

The TWO greatest risk factors are things you can not change: 1) Female, 2) Age.

 

In 2013 there were 232,340 New Cases of Invasive Breast Cancer, 64,640 In SITU Breast Cancers and 39,620 deaths

 

One case of Breast Cancer is diagnosed every 2 minutes

 

Every 13 minutes one woman will die from her cancer

 

There are 636 cases of Breast Cancer diagnosed everyday

 

Nearly 40,000 women and 400 men will die from Breast Cancer

 

6 cases of Breast Cancer will be diagnosed in Men everyday

 

80% of ALL Breast Cancers are found in Women over the age of 50

 

6% of Breast Cancers are seen in Women under 40

 

Only 13% of Women who were diagnosed had an immediate family member with history of Breast Cancer (mother, sister or daughter)

 

African American/Black Women:

 

An estimated 27,060 new cases of Breast Cancer occur on African American/Black women

 

Breast Cancer rates increased during the 1980s due to increased screening with mammography then stablized some what since 1992

 

6080 Breast Cancer deaths in 2013

 

2 common risk factors seen in the African American/Black community: 1) Overweight/obesity, 2) Physical inactivity

 

Have the lowest number of new cases of breast cancer compared to White women

 

Are diagnosed at a later stage and therefore have a higher rate of cancer death (41% higher than White women)

 

Are more likely to have high grade of tumor, more agressive form basal-like (Triple Negative), larger tumors

 

10% will have cancer by the time they are 40 and have their first mammogram-Average age at diagnosis is 57 compared to 61 in white women

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