Just the Facts: Breast Cancer Disparities

October 6, 2023

Approximately 1 in 8 women[i] (13%) will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in her lifetime, and 1 in 39 women (3%) will die from breast cancer.[ii] In 2023, an estimated 297,790 women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer, and 43,170 will die from the disease.[iii] Despite the fact that U.S. breast cancer death rates have been declining for several decades, not all people have benefited equally from the advances in prevention, early detection, and treatments that have helped achieve these lower rates.


[i] Throughout this document women refers to individuals assigned female at birth.

[ii] American Cancer Society. Breast Cancer Facts & Figures 2022-2024. Atlanta: American Cancer Society, Inc. 2022.

[iii] American Cancer Society. Cancer Facts & Figures 2023. Atlanta: American Cancer Society; 2023.