Breast Cancer Life Insurance Facts & Stats
What Is Breast Cancer?
Breast cancer is a malignant tumor developed from breast cells. It typically starts in one of two places:
- Cells of lobules – milk-generating glands
- Cells of ducts – passages that send milk from lobules to nipple
In rare cases, the disease can start in stromal tissues – this includes fatty, fibrous connective breast tissues.
What Are The Statistics Of Breast Cancer?
Breast cancer is generally seen in women, and is extremely common among U.S. women. Based on information from the Centers for Disease Control,
- One in eight U.S. women will be diagnosed with breast cancer
- More than 232,000 cases of invasive breast cancer was anticipated to be diagnosed during the 2014 year.
- More than 62,000 cases of in-situ breast cancer was anticipated to be diagnosed during 2014.
- More than 40,000 woman were anticipated to die from the disease in 2014.
Every year, the country becomes more aware of this disease. And, since 1989, there has been a drop in breast cancer death rates.
Does this mean men don’t have anything to worry about? While it’s predominately female disease, men can be diagnosed with breast cancer too. In fact, around 2,400 cases of breast cancer are being diagnosed in men, with about 1 in 1,000 men developing the disease.