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Breast Cancer Facts

Risk Factors that could lead to Breast Cancer

  • Lack of exercise
  • Obesity
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Late pregnancy or no pregnancies
  • Diet high in fat (unhealthy eating)
  • Stress
  • Environmental exposures
  • Genetics – Only 5 percent of breast cancers occur through genetics (BRACA1, BRACA2)

Facts about Breast Cancer in the United States

  • One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.
  • Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women.
  • Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death among women.
  • Each year it is estimated that over 220,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,000 will die.
  • One in 1,000 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.
  • Although breast cancer in men is rare, The American Cancer Society estimated 2,600 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer and approximately 440 will die each year.