FACTS ABOUT BREAST CANCER
- One in 9 Canadian women are expected to develop breast cancer in their lifetime
- 1 in 4 (26%) cancers diagnosed in women in Canada are breast cancer
- 1 in 30 women in Canada will die from breast cancer
- In Canada, the 5-year survival rate for breast cancer is 88%
- Breast cancer mortality rates have decreased by 44% since the peak in 1986
- In 2015, breast cancer continues to be the most common cancer diagnosis in Canadian women – with 1 in 4 (26.1%) cancer diagnoses being breast cancer. It is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in Canadian women, after lung cancer.
- Fewer Canadian women are dying from breast cancer today than in the past. Breast cancer deaths have decreased by 44 percent since the peak in 1986 due to earlier detection through regular mammography screening, advances in screening technology, and improved treatments. This represents a small, but incremental increase year over year – in 2013, the reduction in breast cancer deaths was quoted as 42 percent, and last year, it was 43 percent.
- Although breast cancer in men is rare, it does happen. Less than 1% of all breast cancers occur in men. In 2015, an estimated 25,000 women and 220 men in Canada will be diagnosed with breast cancer.
Statistics courtesy of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation
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