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 Prevalence of Invasive Breast Cancer

 

Prevalence is the number of people living at a given point in time who ever had a breast cancer diagnosis

• 3 million women, 2 million diagnosed, 1 million undiagnosed [National Breast Cancer Coalition-NBCC website]


• 2.6 million US women [ACS, Breast Cancer Facts & Figures, 2011-2012]

 

Prevalence of Metastatic Breast Cancer

Prevalence of MBC is the number of people living at a given point in time with metastatic breast cancer


• No statistics are collected

• Estimated 162,000 in 2011 [projection from ACS]


• Estimated 150,000-160,000 [Mayer, Musa and Grober, Susan.Silent Voices: Women with Advanced (Metastatic) Breast Cancer Share Their Needs and Preferences for Information, Support and Practical Resources. 2006 LINK]

• About 155,00 women are living with metastatic breast cancer in the United States and this is projected to rise to 162,000 by 2011 according to Dr. William Gradishar, Director of Breast Oncology at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University. [Reach MD interview 2010]