National Women’s Health Week: 2015 ACS Women’s Cancer Statistics

May 10-16 is National Women’s Health Week, a time to empower women of all ages to make their health a priority and to increase efforts to educate women on ways to improve their health.

In recognition of this national health observation, we’re highlighting a few 2015 women’s cancer facts from the American Cancer Society below:

  • 810,170 total women will be diagnosed with cancer in 2015.
  • 231,840 women are expected to be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer.
  • 105,590 women will be diagnosed with lung and bronchus cancer.
  • Pancreatic cancer will make up 3 percent of cancers diagnosed in women this year.

Breast and lung cancer are two diseases in particular that affect many women. If discovered at later stages, these cancers may have spread to other areas of the body like the brain. If you or a loved one is facing a cancer diagnosis, call Louisville CyberKnife at 855-737-8200 to schedule a consultation. For more information on National Women’s Health Week or to find ways to get involved, click here.

This is not intended as medical advice to replace the expertise and judgment of your health care team. It is intended to help you and your family make informed decisions, together with your doctor.