|Breast Cancer Stats|
|Written by Administrator|
|Thursday, 03 June 2010 16:43|
Every 3 minutes someone is diagnosed with and every 13 minutes, someone dies from Breast Cancer in the US!
Not counting some kinds of skin cancer, breast cancer in the United States is—
* The most common cancer in women, no matter your race or ethnicity.
In 2006 (the most recent year numbers are available)—
* 191,410 women were diagnosed with breast cancer.
If you want to know more about breast cancer numbers, visit Statistics.
Men can also get breast cancer. In men, breast cancer can happen at any age, but is most common in men who are between 60 and 70 years old. Male breast cancer is not very common but that doesn’t mean that men should ignore changes they see or feel. For every 100 cases of breast cancer, less than 1 is in men.
From 2003-2007, the median age at diagnosis for cancer of the breast was 61 years of age2X Close
The age-adjusted incidence rate was 122.9 per 100,000 women per year. These rates are based on cases diagnosed in 2003-2007 from 17 SEER geographic areas.
Trends in Rates
Trends in rates can be described in many ways. Information for trends over a fixed period of time, for example 1996-2007, can be evaluated by the annual percentage change (APC)X Close