Breast Cancer Statistics in NY

Breast cancer is, statistically, the most common cancer diagnosed in American women today. The only type of cancer that is more prevalent is skin cancer. It has been estimated that nearly 12% of all women in the United States, which is about 1 in every 8, will develop breast cancer at some point during their lives.

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The American Cancer Society has revealed some stark figures for breast cancer in the United States. This year, it is expected that approximately 231,840 new cases of invasive breast cancer in women will be diagnosed. While 60,290 new cases of carcinoma in situ (which is the earliest form of breast cancer) will be diagnosed. Sadly, more than 40,000 women will die of breast cancer this year.