Breast Cancer Statistics
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...an estimated 23,200 Canadian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and 5,300 will die from it.
...approximately 445 Canadian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer weekly and 100 will not survive it.
...1 in 9 women is expected to develop breast cancer during her lifetime (age 90) and 1 in 28 will die from it.
...it is expected that 180 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer and 50 will die from it.
...Breast cancer death rates have declined in all ages combined and in every age group since the mid 1990s.
Source: Canadian Cancer Society / National Cancer Institute of Canada; Canadian Cancer Statistics 2010, Toronto, Canada
Updated June 2010