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Breast cancer Key Facts

Breast Stats DoughnutKey messages on incidence, survival, mortality, risk factors (causes) and a summary table of the statistics for breast cancer are given here. Also discussed is screening.

More comprehensive information and statistics for breast cancer is here: incidence, survival, mortality, risk factors (causes) and screening.

The latest statistics available for breast cancer are; incidence 2011, mortality 2012, and survival 2005-2009. Source years are specified in the statistics table. Find out why these are the latest statistics available.

The statistics on this page are for invasive breast cancer only. Statistics for in situ breast carcinoma (a non-invasive tumour of the breast) are also available.

 

How common is breast cancer?

Read more in-depth breast cancer incidence statistics.

section reviewed 29/05/14
section updated 29/05/14

 

How many people survive breast cancer?

Read more in-depth breast cancer survival statistics.

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section updated 02/10/12

 

How many people die from breast cancer?

Read more in-depth breast cancer mortality statistics.

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section updated 08/0914

 

What causes breast cancer?

Read more in-depth breast cancer risk factors.

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Breast cancer statistics table

BREAST CANCER STATISTICS Males Females Persons Country Year3
Number of new cases per year 349 49,936 50,285 UK 2011
Incidence rate per 100,000 population1 1.1 125.1 -
Number of deaths per year 73 11,643 11,716 UK 2012
Mortality rate per 100,000 population1 0.2 24.0 -
One-year survival rate2 - 95.8% - England 2005-2009
Five-year survival rate2 - 85.1% -
Ten-year survival rate2 - 77% - England & Wales 2007 (predicted)
Twenty-year survival rate2 - 64% - England & Wales 2001-2003 (predicted)

1. European age-standardised    2. Adults diagnosed    3. Latest statistics available

More detailed breast cancer statistics can be found using these links: incidence, survival, mortality, risk factors and screening.

section reviewed 08/09/14
section updated 08/09/14

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Updated: 8 September 2014