Florida Breast Cancer Foundation

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Frequently Asked Questions

 


What is a woman’s single most important risk for developing breast cancer?
Besides being female, age is a woman’s single most important risk factor for developing breast cancer. The increase in incidence rates since 1990 are predominant in women 50 and older.

 

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What is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in women?
Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in women.

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What is the number of women in the U.S. living with breast cancer?
Approximately 3 million women in the United States are living with breast cancer; 2 million who have been diagnosed and an estimated 1 million who do not yet know they have the disease.

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Where does Breast Cancer rank among cancer deaths?
Breast cancer ranks second among cancer deaths in women (after lung cancer).

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What is the number of new cases of breast cancer expected to occur among women in the U.S. this year?
In 2016, an estimated 246,660 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S., along with 61,000 new cases of non-invasive (in situ) breast cancer.

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What is the estimated number of new cases of breast cancer expected in men this year in the U.S.?
An estimated 1,690 new cases of breast cancer is expected in men this year in the U.S.

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What percentage of people diagnosed with breast cancer have a family history?
Only 10% of people diagnosed with breast cancer have a family history of the disease. Over 90% of the individuals who develop breast cancer have no family history.

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What is the estimated number of new cases of breast cancer that will be diagnosed in Florida this year?
It is estimated that 13,430 new cases of breast cancer in women will be diagnosed this year in Florida and that 2,570 will die of this disease.

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How can you show your support in helping end Breast Cancer?
Purchase the “End Breast Cancer” license plate, call 888-END-IT-NOW.

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When you purchase your license plate, where does the $25 go?
The money goes directly to the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation for research and education grants in Florida.

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For what types of research does the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation award grants?
Types of research includes: basic, clinical and translational breast cancer research, epidemiological studies of breast cancer, research on links between breast cancer and the environment, psycho-immunological research, innovative awards and ideas grants.

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