Did You Know? Focus on the Cure

Did You Know?

Female breast cancer death rates are decreasing in the United States.

Highlighting key topics in cancer surveillance, this video from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) looks at trends in the United States.

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Rate of New Cases  and Deaths per 100,000

The rate of new cases of female breast cancer was 128.3 per 100,000 women per year. The death rate was 19.9 per 100,000 women per year. These rates are age-adjusted and based on 2015–2019 cases and deaths.

Lifetime Risk of Developing Cancer

Approximately 12.9 percent of women will be diagnosed with female breast cancer at some point during their lifetime, based on 2017–2019 data.

Prevalence of This Cancer

In 2019, there were an estimated 3,771,795 women living with female breast cancer in the United States.