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In the United States, breast cancer continues to be the most common cancer diagnosed among women after non-melanoma skin cancer, and it is the second leading cause of cancer death.

A black woman gets a mammogram with her doctor standing next to her

We know breast cancer has no boundaries. It does not discriminate in its reach. The greatest risk factor for breast cancer is being female—though even men are not immune.

Contributed by Dr. Edith A. Perez, MD, Deputy Director At Large at Mayo Clinic Cancer Center; Serene M. and Frances C. Durling Professor of Medicine Division of Hematology/Oncology; Group Vice Chair of the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology.


Each year the American Cancer Society, Centers for Disease Control, National Cancer Institute and North American Association of Central Cancer Registries join forces to compile a report on national cancer statistics for the U.S.