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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  • More than one in four cancer survivors have a high burden from their symptoms at one-year after their diagnosis–even those who are no longer getting treatment.  
  • Breast cancer is the second cause of cancer death among American women. In 2008, an estimated 40,480 deaths from breast cancer in women are expected.