Silver Book Fact

A woman’s chance of having invasive breast cancer sometime during her lifetime is about 1 in 8.

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

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  • In 2007, an estimated 15,280 women will die of ovarian cancer.  
  • In 2009, about 40,610 breast cancer deaths (40,170 women, 440 men) are expected in the U.S.  
  • Colon and rectum cancer account for about 10% of all cancer deaths.  
  • In 2015, an estimated 221,200 new cases of lung cancer are expected to be diagnosed.  
  • Men have nearly a one in two chance of developing cancer in their lifetime. For women, the risk is around one in three.