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Early Detection Is Critical to Survival.

Three Steps Can Save A Life:

  • Clinical breast exams by a health care provider at least every 3 years starting at age 20, and annually after 40.
  • Annual screening mammography for women by age 40 or earlier if there is a family history or other concerns and if recommended by your physician.
  • Breast Self Awareness; Breast self-exam (BSE) is a tool that may help you learn what is normal for you. BSE involves looking at and feeling your breasts. If you notice any changes in your breast, do not wait. Report any changes to your doctor or nurse right away.

2021 Breast Cancer Facts – United States

  • Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer among women- it accounts for 30 percent of newly diagnosed cancers in the U.S. 
  • The most proven and significant risk factors for getting breast cancer are being female and getting older.
  • Every 2 minutes, one case of breast cancer is diagnosed in a woman in the U.S. 
  • An estimated 2,650 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in men in the U.S. during 2021.
  • An estimated 43,600 women and 530 men will die from breast cancer in the U.S. during 2021.
  • In the U.S., a woman has a 1 in 8 (12 percent) risk of developing breast cancer in her lifetime.
  • The median age at the time of breast cancer diagnosis for all women in the U.S. is 62. 
  • For all races, the 5-year relative survival rate for women with localized breast cancer (cancer that has not spread to lymph nodes or other locations outside the breast) in the U.S. is 99 percent.
  • Breast cancer is the most common cancer among Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander women in the U.S. 
  • One in 39 women (3 percent) in the U.S. will die from breast cancer. 
  • In the United States today, there are more than 3.8 million breast cancer survivors – the largest group of cancer survivors in the country.

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