Breast Cancer Statistics | Did You Know?

Breast Cancer Statistics | Did You Know?


[Music] Did you know that female
breast cancer death rates are decreasing in the United States? Breast cancer death rates vary
considerably according to the type of breast cancer and
racial and ethnic group. Nevertheless, the overall death
rate from this disease has decreased among women of all
racial and ethnic groups. This includes white women and
black women, the two racial groups with the highest
breast cancer death rates. From 1975 to the early 1990s,
female breast cancer death rates increased among both black
women and white women. Beginning around 1990, these
death rates began to decrease among white women,
followed by a decrease among black women around 1993. As of 2010, breast cancer death
rates remained higher among black women than white women. The decrease in female
breast cancer deaths in the United States is
encouraging news. The recent identification of
specific genetic changes in breast cancer tumors is also important because it may lead to the development of targeted breast cancer treatments. Talk with your doctor about breast cancer screening and steps you can take to reduce your risk of breast cancer. If you are diagnosed with breast cancer, your doctor can help you decide on a course of treatment that will give you the best chance for long term survival. For more information about female breast cancer, please visit the NCI breast
cancer Web page at www.cancer.gov/breast. For additional cancer statistics, visit the SEER Program Webpage
at seer.cancer.gov.

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  1. Breast Cancer Statistics | Did You Know? Highlighting key topics in cancer surveillance, this video from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) looks at breast cancer trends in the United States. #BCAM   #BCSM   

  2. Here is NCI's information on breast cancer: http://www.cancer.gov/breast

    Find more cancer statistics from NCI's Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program: http://www.seer.cancer.gov

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