Silver Book Fact

There are currently 2 million women in the United States who have been treated for breast cancer.

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

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  • Around one in every eight women in the U.S. (12 percent) will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. A man’s lifetime risk is around one in 1,000.  
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