Breast Cancer Facts

On the average, every two hours a California woman dies of breast cancer

Nearly 200,000 California women are living with the disease, and today a woman has a 1 in 8 chance of developing breast cancer during her lifetime

Some 80% of women who develop breast cancer have no family history

Breast cancer can affect women of all ages and races; older women have an increased risk of breast cancer

In California, more than 4,200 women die of breast cancer every year—that's more than 11 women every day who die from the disease

Breast cancer is a varied and highly complex disease. It is a puzzle made up of millions of pieces. As the research supported by the CBCRP examines the pieces of this puzzle, we are putting some of them together to use the picture that emerges to teach us how to prevent, treat, and cure breast cancer.