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

Related Facts

  • Men have a slightly less than a 1 in 2 lifetime risk of developing cancer.  
  • 45% of middle-age men who have been diagnosed with cancer in the last year have recurring pain. 41% of middle-age women with a history of cancer experience recurring pain.  
  • Of those cancer survivors employed at any time since their diagnosis, 48 percent of women and 34 percent of men made changes in their work because of the cancer.  
  • In 2007, an estimated 180,510 people (2,030 men and 178,480 women) will be diagnosed with breast cancer.  
  • Cancer was the second most common cause of death in 2014, behind heart disease.