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