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Breast cancer statistics: Overview

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in American women. Breast cancer is a major killer among cancers and ranks second as the leading cause of cancer deaths in American women second only to lung cancer. Breast cancer is a major health hazard across the world. World Health Organization estimates that this year 1.2 million new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed around the world.

American Cancer society (ACS) estimates that a total of 215, 990 new cases of invasive breast cancer will occur in the United States during the year 2004. Breast cancer incidence continues to increase since 1980. A total of 40, 110 women and 470 men are predicted to die from breast cancer in the United States during the year 2004 as per ACS estimates. The death rates from breast cancer among woman of all ages have declined in the United States by 2.8% every year from 1990 to 2000 as per the most recent data. More details can be found below. Many topics that are relevant to breast cancer are discussed in detail in the following sections. You may select your choice and proceed to detailed sections on this topic?

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