This year more than 246,550 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in American women. That’s 2,000 more cases than in 2013.
Additionally, 61,000 new cases of carcinoma in situ, a noninvasive cancer that is the earliest form of breast cancer, will be diagnosed.
More than 40,450 women will die this year from breast cancer, another increase since 2013.
One out of eight women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime.