Breast Cancer Screening Helps Save Lives

February 16, 2024

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second-leading cause of cancer death in women.[i],[ii] In 2024, an estimated 310,720 women and 2,790 men will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer, and approximately 42,250 women and 530 men are expected to die from the disease.ii 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.


[i] Throughout this document women refers to individuals assigned female at birth. However, the NBCCEDP program also provides screening and treatment services to eligible transgender individuals. 

[ii] American Cancer Society. Cancer Facts & Figures 2024. Atlanta: American Cancer Society; 2024.