How Many Breast Cancer Deaths Are there Each Year?

  • Medical Author:
    William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR

    Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.

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How many breast cancer deaths are there each year?

Doctor's response

According to the U.S. National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute, for female breast cancer:

Number of New Cases and Deaths per 100,000: The number of new cases of female breast cancer was 124.9 per 100,000 women per year. The number of deaths was 21.2 per 100,000 women per year. These rates are age-adjusted and based on 2010-2014 cases and deaths.

Lifetime Risk of Developing Cancer: Approximately 12.4 percent of women will be diagnosed with female breast cancer at some point during their lifetime, based on 2012-2014 data.

Prevalence of This Cancer: In 2014, there were an estimated 3,327,552 women living with female breast cancer in the United States.

For more information, read our full medical article on breast cancer symptoms, signs, treatment and prognosis.

REFERENCE:

"Breast Cancer Statistics"
Centers for Disease Control

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Reviewed on 10/16/2017