Most Recent Data:
19.4 breast cancer deaths per 100,000 females (2021) *
15.3 per 100,000 *
19.7 breast cancer deaths per 100,000 females occurred in 2018 *
* Age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population.
Reduce the female breast cancer death rate
Data Sources: National Vital Statistics System - Mortality (NVSS-M), CDC/NCHS; Population Estimates, Census
Breast cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in American women. Although breast cancer death rates have gone down in recent years, they remain higher in some racial/ethnic groups. Interventions to increase breast cancer screening, personalized treatments, and community-based cancer control efforts are important for reducing breast cancer deaths.
Workgroup: Cancer Workgroup