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1 in 8 women will face breast cancer in her lifetime – These notes of hope in the fight against breast cancer




  • 1 59,000

  • This is the number of women affected by breast cancer in France each year.

  • 2 12,000

  • This is the number of women who die of it each year.

  • 3 Leading cause of cancer

  • Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in women.

  • 4 One in eight women

  • One in eight women will face breast cancer in her lifetime.

  • 5 90%

  • This is the five-year survival rate of women whose breast cancer is diagnosed at an early stage. This rate drops considerably when the diagnosis occurs at a metastatic stage. However, 4% to 5% of diagnosed cases turn out to be metastatic from the outset.

  • 6 50/74 years old

  • Women between the ages of 50 and 74 are most at risk.

  • 7 63/64 years

  • The peak frequency is around 63/34 years.

  • 8 20%

  • Screening reduces breast cancer deaths by about 20%.

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