are like fire. They are useful tools if you keep them under
control. If you let them take over, they can become destructive.
are averages. Estimates based on looking at many cases.
can be looked at in terms of an average. The average IQ is 100,
the average American man's height is 5' 10". These averages
don't mean that many people will not have a 150 IQ or be 5'
person's life or outlook cannot be predicted by statistics.
They are like odds for gamblers giving you an idea of the chances
of winning. These statistics are not foolproof. Statistics are
not tea leaves or a crystal ball. They are not accurate at predicting
one individual's response to breast cancer.
these statistics to make a realistic appraisal of your disease,
but never allow statistics to convince you that you shouldn't
work for your own survival.
- Breast Cancer Statistics
- From the US Centers for Disease Control offering information
on breast cancer risks by age, ethnicity, location, lifestyle
and other criteria with related charts, glossary, resources.
State Facts Sheets - Cancer of the Breast - Good overview
of mortality rates by ethnicity, survival rates by stage, lifetime
Cancer Surveillance Consortium Statistics - Easy to
follow graphs, tables and pie charts with mammography data and
diagnoses stats dating from 1996 to the present.
Cancer: Statistics on Incidence, Survival, and Screening
- Imaginis guide to common rates of occurrence per year in the
US and worldwide, incidence by age or ethnic group, with more
on survival rates by stage, US mammography statistics.
Cancer Statistics - The lastest facts and stats from
the Susan G. Komen Foundation.