What are the odds for breast cancer? Overall, the average risk of a woman in the United States developing breast cancer sometime in her life is about 13%. This means there is a 1 in 8 chance she will develop breast cancer. This also means there is a 7 in 8 chance she will never have the disease.
What percentage of the population has breast cancer? About 1 in 8 U.S. women (about 13%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.
What is the mortality rate of breast cancer?
|SEER Stage||5-year Relative Survival Rate|
|All SEER stages combined||90%|
Is breast cancer the leading cause of death? Except for skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in the United States. Deaths from breast cancer have declined over time, but breast cancer remains the second leading cause of cancer death among women overall and the leading cause of cancer death among Hispanic women.