Breast Cancer at a Glance

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Breast Cancer in Mississippi:

  • About 400 women die each year from breast cancer in Mississippi.
  • From 2016 to 2020, more than 11,000 female breast cancer cases were reported in the state.
  • Mississippi has one of the highest beast cancer death rates in the nation.

In the U.S.

  • Breast cancer is the 2nd leading cause of death among non-white women nationwide.
  • Breast cancer is the 3rd leading cause of death among white women.
  • 14.1% of the estimated U.S. cancer cases in 2012 will be due to breast cancer.
  • From 2016-2020, more than 210,000 U.S. women dies of breast cancer.
  • 1 in every 8 U.S. women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime.
  • 80% of all breast cancer cases are found in women over the age of 50.

Major breast cancer risk factors:

  • Women over age 50
  • Women whose mothers or sisters have had breast cancer
  • Women who are childless or who start their families after they are 30
  • Women who have had cancer in one breast
  • Women who are overweight
Last reviewed on Mar 12, 2024 request edits
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