Fast Facts from the WHA Information Center: October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 02, 2018

Breast cancer is the second most common cancer and second leading cause of cancer death among women in the United States.  About 1 in 8 women in the U.S. will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime—or approximately 12%.

According to the WHA Information Center, Wisconsin saw the following in 2017:

  • 423 inpatient admissions
  • 8,307 outpatient surgeries
  • 68,970 other hospital outpatient visits for the diagnosis or treatment of female breast cancer
At this time, there are more than 3.1 million breast cancer survivors across the nation, but the American Cancer Society estimates about 40,920 women in the U.S. will die from breast cancer in 2018.  

Visit the American Cancer Society for more information about breast cancer detection and diagnosis. 

This story originally appeared in the October 02, 2018 edition of WHA Newsletter