facts & figures

Cancer touches everyone. If not you, then someone you love.  It is estimated that 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women will have a cancer diagnosis in their lives.  For breast cancer, current statistics indicate that 1 in 8 of women will be diagnosed sometime in their lives, making it the dominate form of cancer for women in the United States.

 

The following links will lead you to current studies around breast cancer:

 

BreastCancer.org

Susan G. Komen

American Cancer Society

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Cancer.Net

Breast Cancer Research Foundation

World Cancer Research Fund International

 

Summarized Statistics

U.S. Breast Cancer Statistics via Breast Cancer.org

Breast Cancer Statistics via Susan G. Komen

 

National Database

Statistics at a Glance via National Cancer Institute

 

United States Statistics (Annual Numbers):

Approximately:

  • 240,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer each year (about 1,000 per working day)
  • 40,000 women will die of metastatic breast cancer each year (about 108 per day)
  • 60,000 women will be diagnosed with DCIS each year
  • Another 40,000 women per year will be told they have metastatic breast cancer and that it is not curable

Trends: Incidence of Breast Cancer (measured per 100,000 per year):

  • 1975 (when good data started being collected) – 105 women per 100,000
  • 1999 (peak) – 141 women per 100,000
  • Since 2002 – about 126.5 women per 100,000

Death Rate of Breast Cancer: (measured per 100,000 per year):

  • 1975 – 31.5 deaths per 100,000
  • 1989 – 33.2 deaths per year (highest year)
  • 2011 – 21.5 deaths per year (most credit the drop to a combination of better drugs -chemo, Herceptin, Tamoxifen – and early detection, especially mammography)

BREAST CANCER STATISTICS for EAST TENNESSEE 2014

 

900

Diagnoses in east Tennessee

163

Deaths in east Tennessee

325

Diagnoses in Knox County

51

Deaths in Knox County

DCIS and Metastatic (OR recurrent) is not included in the stats


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