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Breast cancer most often begins in the lobules or ducts, the tissue used to produce and carry milk in breasts.1 In 2018, there were 2 million new cases of breast cancer reported worldwide.1 Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in the world, and accounts for 25 percent of all cancer diagnoses in women.2 Worldwide, breast cancer mortality increased by 14 percent since 2008.3 The nations with the highest occurrence rate of breast cancer include Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, France, Lebanon, Australia, the United Kingdom, Italy and New Zealand.4 In the United States, breast cancer is the most commonly occurring cancer among women.5 Currently there are 3.5 million breast cancer survivors living in the U.S.6 Show References
1 https://www.cancer.org/content/dam/cancer-org/research/cancer-facts-and-statistics/breast-cancer-facts-and-figures/breast-cancer-facts-and-figures-2017-2018.pdf 1 2 https://www.wcrf.org/dietandcancer/cancer-trends/breast-cancer-statistics 3 https://www.bcrf.org/breast-cancer-statistics 4 Ibid 5 https://www.wcrf.org/dietandcancer/cancer-trends/breast-cancer-statistics 6 https://www.bcrf.org/breast-cancer-statistics 7 Ibid
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