By Eric L. Wesson Sr.
CALL Staff Writer
It’s October, and it’s National Breast Cancer Awareness month. The following information offers facts on the disease for 2015.
In 2015, it is estimated that among women in the United States there will be 231,840 new cases of invasive breast cancer, according to the Susan G. Komen foundation. This includes new cases of primary breast cancer among survivors, but not recurrence of original breast cancer among survivors.
They estimate there will be 60,290 new cases of in situ breast cancer. This includes ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) and lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS). Of those, about 83 percent will be DCIS. DCIS is a non-invasive breast cancer and LCIS is a condition that increases the risk of invasive breast cancer.
There will be 40,290 breast cancer deaths in 2015.
Breast cancer in men is rare, but it does happen.
In 2015, it is estimated that among men in the U.S. there will be 2,350 new cases of (This includes new cases of primary breast cancer among survivors, but not recurrence of original breast cancer among survivors.)
There will be 440 breast cancer deaths in 2015.
Survival rates for men are about the same as for women with the same stage of cancer at the time of diagnosis.
However, men are often diagnosed at a later stage. Men may be less likely than women to report symptoms, which may lead to delays in diagnosis. Learn more about the warning signs of breast cancer in men.
Treatment for men is the same as treatment for women and usually includes some combination of surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, hormone therapy and/or targeted therapy. Learn more about treatment for breast cancer in men.
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