32 women in Pennsylvania will be diagnosed with breast cancer today.
- Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in Pennsylvania in women between the ages of 25 and 54.
- Nearly all breast cancers can be treated successfully if found early. When breast cancer is found at its earliest stage the five-year survival rate is 98%.
- Over 12,000 women in Pennsylvania are diagnosed each year with breast cancer.
- Over 2,000 women in Pennsylvania die each year of breast cancer.
- There are approximately 140,000 women in Pennsylvania living wtih breast cancer.
- Three of four cases of breast cancer arise in women with no known risk factors.
- Breast cancer continues to be the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women in the U.S., regardless of race or ethnicity.
- There are more than 2.8 million breast cancer survivors alive today in the United States.
One in eight women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime.
* Source: PA Breast Cancer Coalition