Facts about BREAST cancer according to the most recent ACS statistics
- Breast cancer is a common cancer among American women, but lesser known is that it also affects men.
- According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), “The chance of developing invasive breast cancer at some time in a woman’s life is a little less than 1 in 8 (12%).”
- According to the most recent 2010 estimates by the ACS for breast cancer in the United States:
- About 207,090 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women.
- About 54,010 new cases of carcinoma in situ (CIS) will be diagnosed (CIS is non-invasive and is the earliest form of breast cancer).
- About 39,840 women will die from breast cancer
“After increasing for more than 2 decades, female breast cancer incidence rates decreased by about 2% per year from 1998 to 2007. This decrease was seen only in women aged 50 or older, and may be due at least in part to the decline in use of hormone therapy after menopause that occurred after the results of the Women’s Health Initiative were published in 2002. This study linked the use of hormone therapy to an increased risk of breast cancer and heart diseases.” (Emphasis by CHAI Foundation).
According to the ACS, decreases in death rates from breast cancer have been declining since about 1990, with larger decreases in women younger than 50. These decreases are believed to be the result of earlier detection through screening and increased awareness, as well as improved treatment.
Among a small 35-patient study of various organ cancers conducted by CHAI Foundation’s Scientific Director Dr. Eric R. Brown outside the U.S., given LPN, were four (4) individuals exhibiting only breast cancer, or breast cancer in conjunction with metastases to other organs.
Actual names are excluded for privacy.
- L.S., a 26-year-old female presented with Ca of the breast, liver, spine (adenosarcoma) after having been treated with surgery and chemotherapy two years earlier. After administration of LPN the commentary noted, “Patient responded. No sign of disease and released.”
- A.F., a 26-year-old female having had no previous treatment for carcinoma of the breast with metastasis, appeared normal one year later after LPN treatment.
- L.H., a 64 year old female with no prior treatment, presented with carcinoma, breast (adenocarcinoma) with abdominal metastasis. Patient initially sick and in pain. Treated with LPN. “Recovered, and released one year later.”
- R.K., a 60 year old male with no previous treatment presented with adenocarcinoma of the breast with metastatic lesion to the liver and stomach. Administered LPN. “Patient is outgoing and appears well; drinks 2 quarts of beer and 20 oz. liquor daily.”