Estimates for Breast Cancer in 2011 Released

Posted this morning on the NBCC website

June 17, 2011

According to the American Cancer Society’s recently released Cancer Facts and Figures Report for 2011, an estimated 230,480 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to occur among women in the US during 2011; about 2,140 new cases are expected in men.  This is an increase from the 207,090 female and 1,970 male cases that were expected in 2010.  In addition to invasive breast cancer, 57,650 new cases of in situ breast cancer are expected to occur among women in 2011. Of these, approximately 85% will be ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS).  This is 3,640 more cases of in situ breast cancer expected than last year. Breast cancer alone is expected to account for 30 percent of all new cancer cases among women.  Since 2003, breast cancer incidence rates have been generally stable.

According to the report, 39,520 women and 450 men in the US are expected to die from breast cancer this year.  Breast cancer remains the second leading cause of cancer death for women in the US after lung cancer.

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