Based on 2007-2011 statistics, about 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, which is roughly a 12.3 percent risk. It is estimated that there will be approximately 232,670 new cases of breast cancer diagnosed in 2014 and about 40,000 people will die from breast cancer.
Survival with most cancers depends on the stage and other related patient factors. About 90 percent of women diagnosed with breast cancer will survive. There were an estimated 2,899,726 women living with breast cancer in the United States in 2011. About one third of women diagnosed with breast cancer are premenopausal.