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Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2018

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Recent estimates by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) show that breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women, making up 24.2% or about 1 in 4 of all new cancer cases diagnosed in women worldwide. In women, incidence rates for breast cancer far exceed those for other cancers in both developed and developing countries. Breast cancer is also the leading cause of cancer death in women, responsible for 15% of all female cancer deaths. Stay tuned during Breast Cancer Awareness Month to learn more about IARC’s efforts to reduce the burden of breast cancer across the globe.

Read the GLOBOCAN 2018 fact sheet on breast cancer

Visit the Cancer Today website

Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2018 Videos


Dr Christopher Wild, IARC Director
For Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2018, Dr Christopher Wild, Director of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), speaks about the latest global data on cancer and highlights that breast cancer has become the most common type of cancer among women worldwide.

A community-based breast cancer screening project in Kerala
Screening with clinical breast examination can have a significant impact on early-stage detection of breast cancer.
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