Sadly, breast cancer is the second-leading cause of death from cancer in Canadian women, according to the Canadian Cancer Society. The death rate has been dropping since the 80’s due to screening, early detection and improved treatment.
Canadian Breast Cancer Statistics
- It is estimated that 26,900 Canadian women developed breast cancer in 2019. This represents 25% of all new cancer cases in women.
- Approximately 5,000 women died from breast cancer in 2019. This represents 13% of all cancer deaths in women that year.
- On average, 74 Canadian women will have been diagnosed with breast cancer every day of 2019.
- On average, 14 Canadian women will die from breast cancer every day.
- 230 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year and 55 will die from the disease.
Symptoms of Breast Cancer
Some of the symptoms of breast cancer are well known, while others are not. Routine self-examination could save your life.
If you notice any of the following signs of breast cancer, contact your doctor immediately:
- Inverted nipple
- Nipple discharge
- Lump under your arm
- Swelling of all or part of your breast
- Breast or nipple pain
- Irritated skin
- Skin dimpling
To learn more about breast cancer, please visit the Canadian Cancer Society website or call them toll-free at 1-888-939-3333.
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