Breast Cancer Facts
A woman’s risk of breast cancer nearly doubles if she has a first-degree relative (mother, sister, daughter) who has been diagnosed with breast cancer.
About 5-10% of breast cancers can be linked to gene mutations. Women with a gene mutation have a 45-65% lifetime risk of developing breast cancer.
About 85% of breast cancers occur in women who have no family history of breast cancer.
One in eight women in the U.S. will develop breast cancer in her lifetime.
Annual screening mammograms remain the most effective way of detecting breast cancer in early treatable stages.