Deaths from Breast Cancer


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Deaths from Breast Cancer: 41,100 deaths in 1999 (CDC); 41,528 deaths reported in USA 1999 (NVSR Sep 2001)
Survival rate statistics for Breast Cancer: The following are statistics from various sources about the survival rate for Breast Cancer:
  • 80.4% of women with breast cancer survive after 5 years in the US 1983-90 (SEER)
  • Breast cancer survival rates by stage of disease:
    • 100% of women survive breast cancer if it is detected before it starts to spread in the US (The American Cancer Society)
    • 98% of women survive breast cancer if it is detected while it is smaller than 2cm in diameter and hasn’t spread in the US (The American Cancer Society)
    • 88% of women survive breast cancer if it is detected while it is 2-5cm in diameter and has spread to axillary lymph nodes in the US (The American Cancer Society)
    • 76% of women survive breast cancer if it is detected even over 5cm in diameter if it hasn’t spread to axillary lymph nodes in the US (The American Cancer Society)
    • 76% of women survive breast cancer if it is detected while it is 2-5cm in diameter and has spread to axillary lymph nodes in the US (The American Cancer Society)
    • 56% of women survive breast cancer if it is detected after it has spread to axillary lymph nodes and to axillary tissues in the US (The American Cancer Society)
    • 49% of women survive breast cancer if it is detected after it has attached itself to the chest wall and chest lymph nodes in the US (The American Cancer Society)
    • 16% of women survive breast cancer if it is detected after it has spread to other parts of the body such as bone, lung or liver in the US (The American Cancer Society)
  • Overall breast cancer survival rates by racial subgroups:
    • 5-year survival rate for black women with breast cancer is 65.8% in the US 1983-90 (SEER)
    • 5-year survival rate for white women with breast cancer is 81.6% in the US 1983-90 (SEER)
    • 5-year survival rate for women with breast cancer is 80.4% in the US 1983-90 (SEER)
    • 83% of women aged 20-74 survive five years after breast cancer diagnosis in Australia 1992-97 (Cancer Survival in Australia, 1992-97, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 88% of white people survive 5 years in the US 1992-99 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
    • 74% of African American people survive 5 years in the US 1992-99 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
    • 87% survive 5 years in the US 1992-99 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
    • 79% for 5 year survival if under 45 years old in the US (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
    • 84% for 5 year survival if 45-64 years old in the US (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
    • 87% for 5 year survival if over 65 years old in the US (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
    • 5 year survival rate lower for Hispanic women than Caucasian women in the US (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • 1-year survival rate for women aged 15-99 with breast cancer is 91.1% in England and Wales 1991-95 (Cancer Survival, National Statistics)
  • 5-year survival rate for women aged 15-99 with breast cancer is 72.8% in England and Wales 1991-95 (Cancer Survival, National Statistics)
  • 1-year survival rate for women aged 15-39 with breast cancer is 96% in England and Wales 1991-95 (Cancer Survival, National Statistics)
  • 5-year survival rate for women aged 15-39 with breast cancer is 71% in England and Wales 1991-95 (Cancer Survival, National Statistics)
  • 1-year survival rate for women aged 40-49 with breast cancer is 96% in England and Wales 1991-95 (Cancer Survival, National Statistics)
  • 5-year survival rate for women aged 40-49 with breast cancer is 78% in England and Wales 1991-95 (Cancer Survival, National Statistics)
  • 1-year survival rate for women aged 50-59 with breast cancer is 96% in England and Wales 1991-95 (Cancer Survival, National Statistics)
  • 5-year survival rate for women aged 50-59 with breast cancer is 81% in England and Wales 1991-95 (Cancer Survival, National Statistics)
  • 1-year survival rate for women aged 60-69 with breast cancer is 93% in England and Wales 1991-95 (Cancer Survival, National Statistics)
  • 5-year survival rate for women aged 60-69 with breast cancer is 78% in England and Wales 1991-95 (Cancer Survival, National Statistics)
  • 1-year survival rate for women aged 70-79 with breast cancer is 87% in England and Wales 1991-95 (Cancer Survival, National Statistics)
  • 5-year survival rate for women aged 70-79 with breast cancer is 68% in England and Wales 1991-95 (Cancer Survival, National Statistics)
  • 1-year survival rate for women aged 80-99 with breast cancer is 77% in England and Wales 1991-95 (Cancer Survival, National Statistics)
  • 5-year survival rate for women aged 80-99 with breast cancer is 51% in England and Wales 1991-95 (Cancer Survival, National Statistics)
  • 18 months is the median survival for patients with advanced breast cancer at time of diagnosis (Cancer, Vol 2, No. 8: 2211-2219, American Cancer Society)
  • 26 months is the median survival for patients with advanced breast cancer who are still alive two years after diagnosis (Cancer, Vol 2, No. 8: 2211-2219, American Cancer Society)
  • 3.5 years is the median survival for patients with advanced breast cancer who are still alive five years after diagnosis (Cancer, Vol 2, No. 8: 2211-2219, American Cancer Society)

Average life years lost from Breast Cancer: 18.6 years (SEER)1

Death statistics for Breast Cancer: The following are statistics from various sources about deaths and Breast Cancer:

  • 40,580 estimated deaths for breast cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • 470 estimated male deaths for breast cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • Breast cancer ranked 2nd leading cancer killer in women in the US (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • 40,110 estimated female deaths for breast cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • Breast cancer death rate decreased by 5.6% in the US 1990-94 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • Estimated 39,600 deaths in women in the US 2002 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • 41,809 people died from breast cancer each year in the US 2001 (Deaths: Final Data for 2001, NCHS, CDC)
  • Breast cancer death statistics by racial group in the USA:
    • 27.2 white women per 100,000 in the US 1996-2000 (SEER Cancer Statistics Review, National Cancer Institute, 1975-2000)
    • 35.9 African American women per 100,000 in the US 1996-2000 (SEER Cancer Statistics Review, National Cancer Institute, 1975-2000)
    • 12.5 Asian American and Pacific Islander women per 100,000 in the US 1996-2000 (SEER Cancer Statistics Review, National Cancer Institute, 1975-2000)
    • 14.9 American Indian and Alaska Native women per 100,000 in the US 1996-2000 (SEER Cancer Statistics Review, National Cancer Institute, 1975-2000)
    • 17.9 Hispanic Latino women per 100,000 in the US 1996-2000 (SEER Cancer Statistics Review, National Cancer Institute, 1975-2000)
    • 11.8 per 100,000 American Indian or Alaska Native people died from breast cancer in USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
    • 16.3 per 100,000 Hispanic/Latino died from breast cancer in USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
    • 17.7 per 100,000 Asian/Pacific Islander died from breast cancer in USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
    • 25.5 per 100,000 white people died from breast cancer in USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
    • Black women are more likely to die from breast cancer than white women in the US (NIH, The National Women’s Health Centre, 2004)
  • 26.0 per 100,000 women died from breast cancer in USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
  • 29.1 per 100,000 people died from breast cancer in USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
  • 34.4 per 100,000 black people died from breast cancer in USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
  • 24 per 100,000 deaths from breast cancer in women in Canada 2004 (Canadian Cancer Statistics, National Cancer Institute of Canada, 2004)
  • 5,200 deaths from breast cancer in women in Canada 2004 (Canadian Cancer Statistics, National Cancer Institute of Canada, 2004)
  • 2,698 women died from breast cancer in Australia 2002 (AIHW National Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 4.2% of all female deaths was due to breast cancer in Australia 2002 (AIHW National Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 59 women aged 20-74 per 100,000 population die of breast cancer in Australia 2002 (Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • Breast cancer caused 2,521 female deaths in Australia 2000 (AIHW and AACR, AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • Breast cancer accounted for 16.3% of female cancer deaths in Australia 2000 (AIHW and AACR, AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • Breast cancer caused 24.7 female deaths per 100,000 population in Australia 2000 (AIHW and AACR, AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)

Deaths from Breast Cancer: medical news summaries: The following medical news items are relevant to death from Breast Cancer:



Footnotes:
1. SEER Cancer Statistics Review 1975-2000, National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Last revision: April 9, 2003

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