Thursday, June 18, 2009

Breast Cancer

Top 10 Causes of Death for Women in the United States

Aside from non-melanoma skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women. Breast cancer is the number one cause of cancer death in Hispanic women. It is the second most common cause of cancer death in white, black, Asian/Pacific Islander, and American Indian/Alaska Native women.


In 2005 (the most recent year numbers are available)

  • 186,467 women and 1,764 men were diagnosed with breast cancer
  • 41,116 women and 375 men died from breast cancer

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