“Cancer may have started the fight, but I will finish it.”- Unknown
Breast Cancer Statistics
Rates of breast cancer vary among different groups of people. Rates vary between women and men and among people of different ethnicities and ages. They vary across the U.S. and around the world.
This section provides an overview of breast cancer statistics for many populations.
In 2022, it’s estimated among women in the U.S. there will be :
- 287,850 new cases of invasive breast cancer (This includes new cases of primary breast cancer, but not breast cancer recurrences.)
- 51,400 new cases of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), a non-invasive breast cancer
- 43,250 breast cancer deaths
In 2022, it’s estimated among men in the U.S. there will be :
- 2,710 new cases of invasive breast cancer (This includes new cases of primary breast cancers, but not breast cancer recurrences.)
- 530 breast cancer deaths
Rates of breast cancer incidence (new cases) and mortality (death) are much lower among men than among women [54,145].
Incidence rates in 2019 (most recent data available) and mortality rates in 2020 (most recent data available) were [54,145]
New Hampshire, Connecticut, Hawaii, Rhode Island and Washington D.C. have the highest breast cancer incidence rates . Nevada, New Mexico, Arizona, Texas and Wyoming have the lowest incidence rates .
For interactive maps of breast cancer incidence in the U.S., visit the National Cancer Institute (NCI) website.
Please remember to do monthly self examinations. Early detection saves lives.