Breast cancer is a disease that affects thousands of people each year.
According to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, 226,870 new cases of invasive breast cancer in women will be diagnosed this year (including new cases of primary breast cancer among survivors but not the recurrence of original breast cancer among survivors). There also will be 63,300 new cases of in situ breast cancer (including ductal carcinoma in situ, or DCIS, and lobular carcinoma in situ, or LCIS).
It is estimated that there will be 39,510 breast cancer deaths in 2012. Although breast cancer is rare among men, there are still cases that occur each year. It is estimated that there will be 2,190 new cases of breast cancer cases in men, and there could be 410 breast cancer deaths.