Join Fuck Cancer this October and #ThinkPink for all the Breast Cancer fighters, survivors, and loved ones lost.
Breast Cancer is currently the most common cancer, worldwide.
Here is a look at the latest breast cancer statistics:
- Breast cancer accounts for 12.5% of all new annual cancer cases worldwide, making it the most common cancer in the world.
- There are currently more than 4 million women with a history of breast cancer in the US. This includes women currently being treated and women who have finished treatment.
- It is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among US women. About 30% of all newly diagnosed cancers in women each year are breast cancer.
- An estimated 2,800 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in men. A man’s lifetime risk of breast cancer is about 1 in 833.
- A woman’s risk of breast cancer nearly doubles if she has a first-degree relative (mother, sister, daughter) who has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Approximately 15% of women who get breast cancer have a family member diagnosed with it.
- About 5% to 10% of breast cancers can be linked to known gene mutations inherited from one’s mother or father. Mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes are the most common.
- On average, women with a BRCA1 mutation have up to a 72% lifetime risk of developing breast cancer. Women with a BRCA2 mutation have up to a 69% risk. Breast cancer that is positive for the BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations tends to develop more often in younger women.
- An increased ovarian cancer risk is also associated with these genetic mutations. In men, BRCA2 mutations are associated with a lifetime breast cancer risk of about 6.8%; BRCA1 mutations are a less frequent cause of breast cancer in men.
- The most significant risk factors for breast cancer are being a woman and getting older.
*If you’re trans or non-binary, it’s essential that you speak with your doctor about your personal risk level so you can make sure to get screened as often as makes sense for you.
Talk with your doctor and GET SCREENED! Fxck Cancer urges everyone to get regular cancer screenings to help reduce the risk of late-stage cancer diagnosis. #TogetherWeFight
Source: breastcancer.org, Breast Cancer Facts and Statistics, https://www.breastcancer.org/facts-statistics