Breast Cancer Deaths Declining
Deaths from breast cancer continue to decline in the
Breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in the
The American Cancer Society reported that approximately 2.6
The key to surviving breast cancer is early detection and treatment. According to the American Cancer Society, when breast cancer is confined to the breast, the five-year survival rate is close to 100%. The early detection of breast cancer helps reduce the need for therapeutic treatment and minimizes pain and suffering, allowing women to continue leading happy, productive lives.
The American Cancer Society reported that about 67% of non-Hispanic white women over age 40 received mammograms within the past 2 years, 66% of African Americans, 64% of Hispanics, and 62% of Asians.
Click here to read more and view charts about breast cancer statistics.