Breast cancer Statistics
Breast Cancer: Every year Greece 6,000 new cases are diagnosed.
Some numbers give the social dimension of the disease.
Breast cancer Worldwide
According to the World Health Organization, more than 1.6 million women a year are diagnosed with breast cancer.
It is estimated that 1 in 8 women worldwide will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their life.
Breast cancer in Europe
In Europe, more than 450,000 women develop breast cancer.
About 140,000 die because of the disease.
The breast cancer in the USA
In the US, 217,000 new cases of breast cancer in women in 2004.
Today, there are more than two million women with breast cancer in the country.
Breast cancer in Greece
In Greece, about 6,000 new cases are reported each year.
Breast cancer is the leading cause of death from cancer in women.
Prevention is the key
However, the diagnosis and treatment methods have evolved sufficiently to allow diagnosis at an early stage, when breast cancer can be treated successfully.