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2019 Breast Cancer Statistics Everyone Should Know

Cancer is one of the diseases which can’t be fully cured. However, there are some points which everyone should know.

Age
Dr. Dorraya El-Ashry, Ph.D., the Breast Cancer Research Foundation’s Chief Scientific Officer, revealed that breast cancer can increases with age. “There are a number of facets associated with great risk, and age is definitely one of them,” she says.
As per the new ACS report, 82% of breast cancers are diagnosed in women whose age is more than 50. The probability is highest for women who are in their 70s, and death more likely happens for women in their 80s.
Gender
Women are most likely affected by the breast cancer while men have a risk
about 1 in 883, according to the ACS.  It can says, about 500 men will die from this disease compared to 41,760 women.
Race
Dr. Peter Eby, a radiologist specialised in breast imaging and also a longtime member of the Breast Imaging Society, says that Black and White women get effected by this. As per the new ACS report, the disease has increased over the past three decades. From 2013 to 2017, the breast cancer death rate was 40% higher in Black women rather than white.
“There’s a real push now to make sure those women start screening at 40 and get screened every year because of their risk for developing more aggressive cancers at a younger age,” Eby shares.
Genetics
Only about 5% to 10% of breast cancers are expected to be hereditary, or caused by abnormal genes which are passed from parent to child, as per the the ACS.
“The American College of Radiology and some other groups are now recommending that around 30 years old, you should go to your regular doctor and just say: ‘Hey, I want to be proactive about my health, and know if I’m at increased risk for breast cancer,” Eby reveals. “And they can sit down and go through a family tree. Did your mom, sisters, aunts, or grandmothers have it? Then you do a genetic test. That’s one step to take.”
Location
Breast cancer statistics says it can vary depending on the state and there are a few reasons for this as well. The new ACS report says that during 2016 to 2017, cause of cancer deaths among Black women in six states were high which included Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, and South Carolina.
As per DeSantis: “More can and should be done to ensure that all women have access to quality care to help eliminate disparities and further reduce breast cancer mortality,”

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