About 1 in 8 Women will Develop Invasive Breast Cancer
In 2018, an estimated 266,120 new cases of invasive breast cancer were expected to be diagnosed in U.S. women, along with 63,960 new cases of non-invasive (in situ) breast cancer. In the same year, about 2,550 new cases of invasive breast cancer were expected to be diagnosed in men.
A man’s lifetime risk of breast cancer is about 1 in 1,000, while a woman’s is about 1 in 8. That risk nearly doubles for a woman if she has a first-degree relative (mother, sister, daughter) who has been diagnosed with breast cancer. However, still about 85 percent of breast cancers occur in women who have no family history of breast cancer. These occurrences are due to genetic mutations that happen as a result of the aging process and life in general, rather than inherited mutations.
85 percent of breast cancers occur in women who have no family history of breast cancer
12,990 Women will be Diagnosed with Cervical Cancer in One Year
This year, an estimated 12,990 women in the United States will be diagnosed with cervical cancer and 4,120 will die from the disease. On average, 68 percent of women diagnosed with cervical cancer will live at least five years after the cancer is found. The average 10-year survival rate is 64 percent. However, survival rates depend on many factors, including the stage of cervical cancer that is diagnosed.
When detected at an early stage, the five-year survival rate for women with invasive cervical cancer is 92 percent. If cervical cancer has spread to surrounding tissues or organs and/or the regional lymph nodes, the five-year survival rate drops to 57 percent. If the cancer has spread to a distant part of the body, the five-year survival rate is 17 percent.
When detected at an early stage, the five-year survival rate for women with invasive cervical cancer is 92 percent
There is Hope
The good news is that both breast and cervical cancers are treatable when caught in time. That’s why regular screenings such as mammograms and Pap tests are so vital to maintaining a woman's health.
Bras for the Cause has a number of resources available for organizations and individuals to learn more about breast and cervical cancer prevention and treatment. From statistics to speakers, you can get the facts that will help you join the fight.
regular screenings such as mammograms and Pap tests are so vital to maintaining a woman's health.