Breast cancer is a cancer type that originates from the breast tissue and this type of cancer is mostly seen among women. This cancer starts at milk ducts or lobules that supply milk through ducts.
In United States, for every three minutes one woman will get diagnosed for breast cancer and in every thirteen minutes one woman dies due to breast cancer. Breast cancer is second leading cause in case of cancer deaths after lung cancer. It is estimated that around 40,000 woman will die from breast cancer by the year 2012.
The average age to get diagnosed for breast cancer is 61 years and only 51.2% of American women aged above 40 years are reported to have a mammogram in the last year.
In the year 2011, more than 230,480 invasive breast cancer cases were diagnosed and reports show that there 2.5 million breast cancer survivors are in United States.