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By Dr Tushar Chauhan October 19, 2022

Amazing Breast Cancer Statistics

Breast cancer is leading cancer in females worldwide. Interestingly it is inherited by genetic factors. Here are some interesting statistics.

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WHO reported 2.3 million new cases and 6,85,000 deaths from breast cancer in 2020 showing an increment of 0.5% every year.

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Among the total no of cases, only 5 to 10% are genetic and have a known genetic base or inheritance pattern.

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The risk for women acquiring breast cancer in the general population is 13%. 1 in 8 women gets breast cancer in the US every year.

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Globally, 1 in every 10 new cancer cases is breast cancer. It’s the second most cause of death by cancer.

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72% of women acquire breast cancer from their family due to family history or inheritance of a faulty gene.

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Women over the age of 50 have higher chances for breast cancer, however, the highest prevalence is between the age group 40 to 50.

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BRCA1 and BRCA2 are two candidate genes involved in hereditary breast cancer with an 80% risk of acquiring breast cancer.

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Breast cancer predominantly occurs in females, however, it also occurs in 0.5 to 1% males.

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1 in 40 Ashkenazi jew women develop breast cancer by either of the BRCA gene mutations.

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Shockingly, every 4 minutes one woman is diagnosed with breast cancer and every 13 minutes one woman dies of it, in India.

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