INCIDENCE RATES: NEW CASES ON THE HORIZON
Breast cancer has now taken the lead as the most frequently diagnosed cancer globally, surpassing even lung cancer. In 2020 alone, there were an estimated 2.3 million new cases worldwide. This trend is particularly pronounced in developed countries, where lifestyles and biological factors contribute to higher incidence rates.
SURVIVAL RATES: NAVIGATING THE JOURNEY
While breast cancer is a formidable foe, advancements in medical science have led to improved survival rates. For those diagnosed at an early stage, the chance of survival is notably higher, emphasizing the critical importance of early detection.
DISPARITIES IN SURVIVAL: THE ROLE OF RACE
Regrettably, there exists a disparity in breast cancer survival rates, with black women facing a 41% higher likelihood of succumbing to the disease compared to their white counterparts. Understanding and addressing these disparities is vital for ensuring equal access to quality care.