Silver Book Fact

A woman’s chance of dying from breast cancer sometime during her lifetime is about 1 in 33.

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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  • In the U.S., men have a less than 1 in 2 lifetime risk of developing cancer; the risk is a little more than 1 in 3 for women.  
  • An estimated 11,200 skin cancer deaths will occur in 2008–8,420 from melanoma and 2,780 from other skin cancers.  
  • In 2007, an estimated 10,850 people (7,140 men and 3,710 women) will die of skin cancer.  
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