Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women across all races and ethnicities. About 1 in 8 women in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. The American Cancer Society estimates about 2,670 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed, and about 500 men will die from breast cancer in 2019.
For women in the U.S., breast cancer death rates are higher than those for any other cancer, besides lung cancer. In the general population, BRCA-related cancers account for 5% to 10% of breast cancer cases. The US Preventive Services Task Force recently issued … read more …