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Breast Cancer Q & A of the Day: Do most women die of breast cancer?
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Women fear breast cancer more than any other disease. And many people believe that most women die of breast cancer. But that’s not the case. In the US, breast cancer is the fifth leading cause of death for women. Heart disease is first.
Five leading causes of death for American women in 2004:
Heart Disease—27.2% (of all deaths)
Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease—5.2%
Source: Centers for Disease Control
The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2010 207,000 women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer and that 40,000 will die of the disease.
Source: Cancer Facts & Figures 2010
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