Diagnosis Statistics

Diagnosis Statistics

If you’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer, here are some statistics that may help relieve your fears.

According to the National Cancer Institute’s Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program (SEER), between 2004 and 2010, the percent of patients surviving five years after their diagnosis was 89.2%!

SEER also reported that in 1975 the five-year survival rate was only 75.2%, which means we’ve made some pretty amazing strides in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer!

Breastcancer.org reports that while gene mutations may be related to 5-10% of breast cancers, 85% of women diagnosed have no family history of the disease.

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