About Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer Facts & Statistics

National Rates

According to the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Facts and Figures 2010 1, it is estimated that there will be 207,090 new cases of female breast cancer and 39,840 women will succumb to this disease.

New Mexico Rates

In New Mexico, the American Cancer Society ‘s Cancer Facts and Figures 2010, estimates that 1,180 new cases of female breast cancer will be diagnosed1,with 230 expected to die from the disease.

Ethnic/Racial Variations

According to the New Mexico Tumor Registry Cancer Surveillance data2, the most common cancer among New Mexico Hispanic women is breast cancer.


Cancer Facts and Figures, 2010, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, Georgia:

NMTR 1969-2000 Cancer surveillance data 2007:

New Mexico Cancer Plan 2007-2011: