In , 9. This is a very personal topic to many: nearly everyone knows or has lost someone dear to them from this collection of diseases. Cancers are defined by the National Cancer Institute as a collection of diseases in which abnormal cells can divide and spread to nearby tissue. Cancers can arise in many parts of the body — leading to a range of cancer types, as shown below — and in some cases spread to other parts of the body through the blood and lymph systems. In this entry we provide an overview of all types of cancer. The Global Burden of Disease estimates that 9.
Breast cancer is the most commonly occurring cancer in women and the second most common cancer overall. There were over 2 million new cases in The Continuous Update Project Panel judged that there was strong evidence that consumption of alcoholic drinks, greater birthweight and adult attained height are causes of premenopausal breast cancer. The panel also judged that there is strong evidence that vigorous physical activity and greater body fatness protect against premenopausal breast cancer more information about this unusual finding on greater body fatness can be found in Appendix 2 of Body fatness and weight gain.
Breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women in the United States some kinds of skin cancer are the most common. Black women and white women get breast cancer at about the same rate, but black women die from breast cancer at a higher rate than white women. The Data Visualizations tool makes it easy for anyone to explore and use the latest official federal government cancer data from United States Cancer Statistics.
Rates of breast cancer vary among different groups of people. Rates vary between women and men and among people of different ethnicities and ages. They vary around the world and across the U. This section provides an overview of breast cancer statistics for many populations. Rates of breast cancer incidence new cases and mortality death are much lower among men than among women [ ].