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Compelling breast cancer statistics

More and more women are surviving breast cancer than ever before. Here’s a look at some of the compelling statistics:

By The Numbers:

2.7 million: The approximate number of U.S. women who were alive in January 2009 and had a history of breast cancer. This includes people with active disease and those who had been cured.

226,870: The estimated number of women who will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012.

39,510: The approximate number of women who were expected to die from breast cancer in 2012

61: The median age at diagnosis for breast cancer from 2005 to 2009

68: The median age at death for breast cancer from 2005 to 2009

90.3: The percent of white women who had a five-year survival rate from 2002-2008

77.7: The percent of black women who had a five-year survival rate from 2002-2008

The National Cancer Institute



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