12.4% of women in the United States will develop breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. This makes breast cancer the most common cancer among women, besides skin cancer. In 2018, an estimated 266,120 new cases of invasive breast cancer were diagnosed in women in the U.S., along with 63,960 new cases of non-invasive breast cancer. (1) There were about 2,550 new cases of breast cancer in men in 2018.
Currently, there are more than 3.8 million women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States.
More women are diagnosed with breast cancer than any other type of cancer, besides skin cancer. This year, an estimated 276,480 women in the United States will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer, and 48,530 women will be diagnosed with non-invasive (in situ) breast cancer. An estimated 2,620 men in the United States will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer.