Breast cancer

 Canadian Statistics for 2015

Incidence* 25,500 new cases 1st highest rate
by cancer among women
Mortality by cancer* 5,100 deaths 2nd highest mortality rate
by cancer among women
Risk of developing cancer 11.7% 1 in 9 women
Risk of dying from cancer 3.3% 1 in 30 women
*: Estimated number of cases or deaths by cancer for 2015.
†: Lifetime probability of developing or dying from cancer.
Source:
Canadian Cancer Statistics 2015

 Important Fact

Between 1998 and 2007, the mortality rate by breast cancer fell by 3.1% per year and has dropped by more than 35% since 1986.

 Risk Factors

  • family or personal history of breast cancer
  • dense breasts
  • mutation of the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes
For more information:

Types of breast cancer
Causes – Risk factors
Signs and symptoms
Diagnosis
Treatments
Prognosis
References

 


 

 


Breast cancer

The five-year relative survival ratio is now 88 %.



$6,532,560
granted by the Cancer Research Society since 2009.



Funded projects for Breast cancer

Years

Projects

Amount

2013-2015

15

$1,794,900

2012-2014

9

$1,076,660

2011-2013

15

$1,700,000

2010-2012

10

$1,122,000

2009-2011

7

$839,000

Total

56

$6,532,560

KEY DISCOVERIES