The Impact of Breast Cancer
Breast cancer is the most common non-skin cancer among women, and 1 in 8 women in the United States will develop the disease.1 Nearly 300,000 new cases of breast cancer are diagnosed each year and nearly 40,000 die of the disease annually.1 More than 85% of women who are diagnosed with breast cancer do not have a family or genetic history for the disease.1 This underscores the importance of giving women and their physicians access to more knowledge about their breast health through better, simpler, and more efficient sample collection and diagnostics.
1 Breast Cancer. American Cancer Society. Available at: http://www.cancer.org/.