Skip to Content. You will also read general information on surviving the disease. Remember, survival rates depend on many factors. Use the menu to see other pages. More women are diagnosed with breast cancer than any other cancer, besides skin cancer. This year, an estimated , women in the United States will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer, and 62, women will be diagnosed with in situ breast cancer. An estimated 2, men in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer. It is estimated that 42, deaths 41, women and men from breast cancer will occur this year.
Survival rates can give you an idea of what percentage of people with the same type and stage of cancer are still alive a certain amount of time usually 5 years after they were diagnosed. These statistics can be confusing and may lead you to have more questions. Talk with your doctor about how these numbers may apply to you, as he or she is familiar with your situation. A relative survival rate compares women with the same type and stage of breast cancer to women in the overall population. The SEER database tracks 5-year relative survival rates for breast cancer in the United States, based on how far the cancer has spread.
Author information: 1 School of Public Health. This study investigates breast cancer survival in the publicly funded health care system present in Alberta, Canada. Demographic, treatment and mortality information were collected from the Alberta Cancer Registry. Unadjusted overall and breast cancer-specific mortality was assessed using Kaplan-Meier and cumulative incidence curves, respectively.
Many cancer patients consider length of life and quality of life to be two of the most important statistics for breast cancer care , and value a treatment experience that is as convenient and stress-free as possible. We are committed to educating patients and their families and providing our breast cancer results to help patients make informed treatment decisions. Statistical methodology and limitations Qualifications of the independent researchers. The chart below reflects the CTCA and SEER survival rates for breast cancer patients with distant metastatic disease who were diagnosed between and