Silver Book Fact

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.

American Cancer Society. Cancer Facts & Figures 2008. Atlanta, GA: American Cancer Society; 2008. http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/content/@nho/documents/document/2008cafffinalsecuredpdf.pdf

Reference

Title
Cancer Facts & Figures 2008
Publisher
American Cancer Society
Publication Date
2008
Authors
American Cancer Society
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

Related Facts

  • Three million cancer patients remain active in the workplace during their treatment, and incur 33 million days of disability each year.  
  • Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S.  
  • Around 1,479,350 new cancer cases are expected to be diagnosed in 2009. This does not include noninvasive cancer of any site except urinary bladder, and does not include basal and…  
  • Cancer Incidence and Mortality Rates by Site, Race, and Ethnicity, US, 2000-2004  
  • 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.