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Breast Cancer Statistics

American Cancer society (ACS) estimates that a total of 211,240new cases of invasive breast cancer will occur in women in the United States during the year 2005. At this time there are over 2 million women living in the US who have been diagnosed with and treated for breast cancer. Breast cancer incidence continues to increase since 1980. A total of 40,410 women and 470 men are predicted to die from breast cancer in the United States during the year 2005 as per ACS estimates. The death rates from breast cancer among woman of all ages have declined in the United States by 2.8% every year from 1990 to 2000 as per the most recent data. By site breast cancer continues to be the leading cancer site among American women and is second only to lung cancer in cancer deaths. Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths among women ages 40-59.

Breast cancer: selected reading

The Truth About Breast Cancer Risk Assessment
by Alan B. Hollingsworth M.D., Allan Hollingsworth, Alan B. Hollingsworth
Dr. Susan Love's Breast Book
by by Susan M. Love, Karen Lindsey, Marcia Williams
Assess Your True Risk of Breast Cancer
by Patricia T. Kelly Ph.D
Variety of breast cancer books
By various authors
Close to the Heart: A Family's Encounter with Breast Cancer
Barry D. Teater
First, You Cry
by Betty Rollin
Dreamwalk, A Survivor's Journey Through Breast Cancer
by Rachael Clearwater
What Is Cancer Anyway?: Explaining Cancer to Children of All Ages
By Karen L. Carney
What You Really Need to Know About Cancer: A Comprehensive Guide for Patients and Their Families
by Rob Buckman, Robert, Dr. Buckman, Robert Bast, Martin Nichols

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