Breast Cancer in the United States: The Facts

In 2019, an estimated 268,600 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women in the U.S. as well as 62,930 new cases of non-invasive (in situ) breast cancer.

  • 62% of breast cancer cases are diagnosed at a localized stage, for which the 5-year survival rate is 99%.

  • This year, an estimated 41,760 women will die from breast cancer in the U.S.

  • Although rare, men get breast cancer too. The lifetime risk for U.S. men is about 1 in 1,000.

  • An estimated 2,670 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year in the United States and approximately 500 will die.

  • 1 in 8 women in the United States will develop breast cancer in her lifetime.

  • Breast cancer is the most common cancer in American women, except for skin cancers.

  • There are over 3.5 million breast cancer survivors in the United States.

  • On average, every 2 minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States.

  • Female breast cancer represents 15.2% of all new cancer cases in the U.S.