MANY WOMEN ARE IN THE FIGHT OF THEIR LIVES
WITH BREAST CANCER
Breast Cancer. These are two words no woman — or man — ever wants to hear. While most women do their best to get annual screening mammograms, the reality is that Breast Cancer is still an insidious disease that many woman will fight — or know many women who will be afflicted — in their lifetime. Consider the cold hard facts:
About 1 in 8 U.S. women (about 12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.
In 2020, an estimated 276,480 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S., along with 48,530 new cases of non-invasive (in situ) breast cancer.
About 2,620 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in men in 2020. A man’s lifetime risk of breast cancer is about 1 in 883.
About 42,170 women in the U.S. are expected to die in 2020 from breast cancer. Death rates have been steady in women under 50 since 2007, but have continued to drop in women over 50. The overall death rate from breast cancer decreased by 1.3% per year from 2013 to 2017. These decreases are thought to be the result of treatment advances and earlier detection through screening.
For women in the U.S., breast cancer death rates are higher than those for any other cancer, besides lung cancer.
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A Personal Story
How single mom Lissa Didn't Let Breast Cancer Impact Her Joy
"I was diagnosed with breast cancer at 46, while my kids were still in school. After a double mastectomy, chemo, and reconstructive surgery, as well as losing my job and a relationship, I had to regain my physical and emotional strength and start from scratch. All that mattered was continuing the climb and being here for my kids. Yes, it has been hard, but I'm so grateful that I feel great again and still have time to love the people in my life. I'm still me, smiling and enjoying life!"