How Common Is Breast Cancer?

Posted by Weiss Memorial Hospital on Aug 5, 2019 2:33:25 PM

In the United States, one in eight women will develop breast cancer at some point in their lives. At 12 percent of the adult female population, this means that aside from nonmelanoma skin cancer, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women. Breast cancer causes the most cancer-related deaths in women, second to lung cancer. Potentially,  41,760 women will die from breast cancer in 2019.

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Topics: Women's Health

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