About 190,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer and 60,000 cases of non-invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in American women this year. Approximately 2,000 cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in American men this year.
The number one risk for breast cancer is being a woman over 50. Women under 45 account for about 1-in-8 invasive breast cancers. Women older than 55 account for 2-in-3 invasive breast cancers. The longer we live, the more opportunity for genetic damage.