Silver Book Fact

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

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  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

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  • In 2007, an estimated 2,370 people (1,330 men and 1,040 women) will be diagnosed with cancer of the bones and joints.  
  • Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men.  
  • Breast cancer represents 29 percent of all new cancer cases in women in the U.S.  
  • 15,520 ovarian cancer deaths are expected in 2008. Ovarian cancer causes the most deaths of any cancer of the female reproductive system.  
  • There are more than 3.1 million American women alive today who have been diagnosed with breast cancer.