National Campaign for Breast Cancer Awareness

Statistics on Breast Cancer
Statistics on Breast Cancer in the Arab Countries and the Rest of the World:
  • Breast cancer is the most common cancer in females. It accounts for about 22% of all new cancers in women.
  • In 2000, the estimated number of cases was almost 1,050,346 cases in developed countries, making up about 55.2% of women.
  • In Saudi Arabia, the number of new cases of cancer is 2741 including about 19.9% of breast cancer in women that is ranked first figures. Numbers between the United States and Saudi Arabia are not varying, but the difference is apparent in the age of patient and the stage of disease when it was discovered.
  • In the United States, 50% of new breast cancer cases occur in women over the age of 65 years, while in the Arab countries, including Saudi Arabia, it usually occurs in women at the age of 52.
  • As for the stage of disease in developed countries, the disease is discovered in early stages, while in developing countries there are still large numbers diagnosed in late stages.
Last Update : 07 January 2012 10:11 AM
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