Breast cancer continues to be the second most-frequently diagnosed cancer among women in the United States, after skin cancer. In New Jersey, it is expected that 7,100 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in 2016.
According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 246,660 women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in the U.S. this year, along with 61 new cases of noninvasive breast cancer. Of those, an estimated 40,450 will lose their fight.
In New Jersey, there are expected to be 1,500 deaths from breast cancer in 2016.