Breast cancer statistics 2020

Some 276,480 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S.
breast cancer statistics 2020

Since 2007, breast cancer death rates have been steady in women younger than 50, but have continued to decrease in older women. *

“Every day more than 750 American women will hear the dreaded words, you have breast cancer,”

Jesse Slome, director of the American Association of Critical Illness Insurance

BREAST CANCER STATISTICS 2020: Critical Illness Awareness Month News. October 9, 2020: The American Cancer Society’s estimates about 276,480 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women in 2020.  About 48,530 new cases of non-invasive carcinoma in situ (CIS) will be diagnosed.) About 42,170 women will die from breast cancer.

“Every day more than 750 American women will hear the dreaded words, you have breast cancer,” explains Jesse Slome, director of the American Association for Critical Illness Insurance, “In fact, in recent years, incidence rates have increased slightly.”

Since 2007, breast cancer death rates have been steady in women younger than 50, but have continued to decrease in older women. From 2013 to 2017, the death rate decreased by 1.3% per year according to the American Cancer Society website.

Breast Cancer Statistics 2020 – New Rates

Rate of new breast cancers by age group, all races, female: **
Age 30-34: 29.6 per 100,000 women
35-39: 61.3 per 100,000 women
40-44: 124.9 per 100,000 women
45-49: 192.2 per 100,000 women
50-54: 230.3 per 100,000 women

55-59: 265.5 per 100,000 women
60-64: 329.0 per 100,000 women
65-69: 423.0 per 100,000 women
70-74: 463.5 per 100,000 women
Source: Centers for Disease Control

Breast cancer awareness and planning is paramount for women

“Women have every right to worry about the risk of invasive breast cancer,” explains Slome, director of the American Association for Critical Illness Insurance. “There are both health and and financial issues and during Critical Illness Awareness Month we hope to do all we can to raise awareness of the issues and options available.”

“Many women will face bills for medical treatments, deductibles and out-of-pocket costs for their cancer that is not covered by their health insurance. Plus, it’s likely that one will take time off from work. A modest cancer insurance policy can cover those uncovered costs and replace lost income. It allows you to focus on your recovery not worry about the bills piling up.”

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Cancer Cost Calculator shows cost for $10,000 of cancer insurance

The American Association for Critical Illness insurance provides a Cost Calculator that gives a pretty accurate example of costs for $10,000 or cancer insurance protection. “We urge women between the ages of 40 and 60 to learn about the enormous potential benefits of having even a small amount of cancer insurance,” Slome concludes. “It’s often far more affordable than people think.”

Source: American Cancer Society
Cancer survival 2020: Access other cancer facts and data on the Association’s website.

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