Facts About Breast Cancer According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, 200,000 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed each year in the US, making it three times more common than other gynecological cancers. Breast cancer will claim the lives of 40,000 people this year. What is really disturbing is the speed at which breast cancer rates have risen over the past 5 decades. In 1960, one in twenty women were diagnosed—but today, it is one in seven. The following are some important facts about this type of cancer: * One woman in eight who lives to age 85 will develop breast cancer. *... (Read More ...)