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Breast cancer: By the numbers

Thursday, October 11, 2012

89 percent: Of women, in Western countries, diagnosed with breast cancer who are still alive 5 years after their diagnosis

527: New cases of breast cancer per day in the U.S.

110: Breast cancer deaths per day in the U.S.

121: Rate of invasive breast cancer, per 100,000 women, in Missouri

5 percent: Of breast cancers occur in women younger than 40

1 in 36: Chance that breast cancer will be responsible for a woman's death

1 in 8: Women in the U.S. will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime

85 percent: Of women who get breast cancer do not have a family history of this disease

2.9 million+: Breast cancer survivors in the United States

Sources: ww5.komen.org, worldwidebreastcancer.com, cancer.org

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