What percent of females get breast cancer? Based on current incidence rates, 12.9% of women born in the United States today will develop breast cancer at some time during their lives (1).
How common is breast cancer by age? Your risk for breast cancer increases as you age. About 80% of women diagnosed with breast cancer each year are ages 45 or older, and about 43% are ages 65 or above. Consider this: In women ages 40 to 50, there is a one in 69 risk of developing breast cancer. From ages 50 to 60, that risk increases to one in 43.
Is breast cancer very common? Breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women in the United States (some kinds of skin cancer are the most common). Black women die from breast cancer at a higher rate than White women.
What is the mortality rate of breast cancer?
|SEER Stage||5-year Relative Survival Rate|
|All SEER stages combined||90%|