Breast Cancer Screening Helps Save Lives

January 22, 2021

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second-leading cause of cancer death in women.  In 2021, an estimated 281,550 women and 2,650 men will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer, and approximately 43,600 women and 530 men are expected to die from the disease. Although incidence rates have increased slightly over the past decade, death rates from breast cancer have been consistently declining over the last three decades, largely due to increased screening rates and improved treatment.