ACS predicts over 290,000 women and men to be diagnosed within situ and invasive breast cancer in 2012

January 6, 2012

The American Cancer Society (ACS) estimates 229,060 women and men will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer this year, and that 39,920 will die from the disease.  In Cancer Facts & Figures 2012, released this week, the ACS also estimates 63,300 new cases of in situ breast cancer in women this year.  Over 53,000 of these will be ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS).

Considering all cancers, the report predicts that 1,638,910 people will be newly diagnosed with cancer this year in the United States, and 577,190 people will die from it.