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Quoted from The State of Breast Cancer:
- Today , a person who has been diagnosed with breast cancer in the earliest stages has a 98 percent chance of living at least five more years, on average, compared to only 77 percent in 1982.
- The overall breast cancer death rate has decreased by about 2 percent each year since 1990.
From “Understanding Breast Cancer” (I recommend visiting this site directly for much excellent information):
- About 207,090 new cases of invasive breast cancer and 54,010 new cases of in situ breast cancer will occur among women in the United States during 2010.
- An estimated 39,840 women will die from breast cancer this year.
- About 1,970 men will be diagnosed and 390 men will die of breast cancer during 2010 in the United States.
- As screening programs have become more common, more cases of breast cancer are being found in earlier stages, when they are more easily and successfully treated.