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Facts

  • Breast cancer is the most common cancer and the second leading cause of cancer- related

death in Canadian women

  • One in nine Canadian women is expected to develop breast cancer during her lifetime

(by age 90), and one in twenty-nine women will die from it

  • In 2012, an estimated 22,700 women in Canada will be diagnosed with breast cancer.

That’s an average of 434 women every week

  • It is estimated that in 2012, 5,100 women will die from breast cancer

Since 1986 breast cancer mortality rates in Canada have declined by almost 40 per cent as

a result of increased mammography screening and improved treatments

  • The majority of Canadian women (approximately 80 per cent) are at average risk of

developing breast cancer in their lifetime. Average risk means that over their lifetime

they have a one in nine chance, or 11 per cent risk, of developing breast cancer

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