Breast Cancer Facts

The truth about breast cancer

  • Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among American women behind skin cancer
  •  Approximately 1 in 8 U.S. women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime
  • About 85% of breast cancers occur in women who have no family history of breast cancer
  • 9 out of 10 breast cancer cases are triggered or promoted by unhealthy lifestyle factors and environmental exposures including:
    • Obesity
    •  Lack of Exercise
    •  Smoking
    •  Alcohol Consumption
    •  Unhealthy chemicals consumed through eating and drinking
  • In 2011, an estimated 230,480 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in U.S. women

Click here to learn how to lower your risk of breast cancer.