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 prevalence of breast cancer in the world? Breast Cancer Statistics Worldwide:
In 2020, more than 2.3 million women were diagnosed with breast cancer worldwide and 685,000 died. Every 14 seconds, somewhere in the world, a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer.
Is breast cancer more prevalent now? There is now substantial evidence that there is an alarming increase in the incidence of breast cancer. Only four decades ago, there was much less concern regarding the rate of new cases. The concern about breast cancer was at low ebb and had been so for approximately the first seventy years of the twentieth century.
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.