The earlier female breast cancer is caught, the better chance a person has of surviving five years after being diagnosed. 61.4% are diagnosed at the local stage and the 5-year survival for localized female breast cancer is 98.8%. Overall, female breast cancer survival is good. However, women who are diagnosed at an advanced age may be more likely than younger women to die of the disease. The number of female breast cancer deaths is highest among women aged 55-64.
Female breast cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Death rates have been falling on average 1.8% each year over 2005-2014.
In the United States, the five-year relative survival for patients with breast cancer, during the diagnosis period 2006-2012, is 90,8% for females. (Rate per 100 000 person-years).
In 2014, there were an estimated 3,327,552 women living with female breast cancer in the United States. (1)