U.S. Breast Cancer Statistics

Article courtesy of BreastCancer.org

  • About 1 in 8 U.S. women (about 12.4%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.
  • In 2018, an estimated 266,120 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S., along with 63,960 new cases of non-invasive (in situ) breast cancer.
  • About 2,550 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in men in 2018. A man’s lifetime risk of breast cancer is about 1 in 1,000.
  • Breast cancer incidence rates in the U.S. began decreasing in the year 2000, after increasing for the previous two decades. They dropped by 7% from 2002 to 2003 alone. One theory is that this decrease was partially due to the reduced use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) by women after the results of a large study called the Women’s Health Initiative were published in 2002. These results suggested a connection between HRT and increased breast cancer risk.
  • About 40,920 women in the U.S. are expected to die in 2018 from breast cancer, though death rates have been decreasing since 1989. Women under 50 have experienced larger decreases. These decreases are thought to be the result of treatment advances, earlier detection through screening, and increased awareness.
  • For women in the U.S., breast cancer death rates are higher than those for any other cancer, besides lung cancer.
  • Besides skin cancer, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among American women. In 2017, it’s estimated that about 30% of newly diagnosed cancers in women will be breast cancers.
  • In women under 45, breast cancer is more common in African-American women than white women. Overall, African-American women are more likely to die of breast cancer. For Asian, Hispanic, and Native-American women, the risk of developing and dying from breast cancer is lower.
  • As of January 2018, there are more than 3.1 million women with a history of breast cancer in the U.S. This includes women currently being treated and women who have finished treatment.
  • A woman’s risk of breast cancer nearly doubles if she has a first-degree relative (mother, sister, daughter) who has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Less than 15% of women who get breast cancer have a family member diagnosed with it.
  • About 5-10% of breast cancers can be linked to gene mutations (abnormal changes) inherited from one’s mother or father. Mutations of the BRCA1and BRCA2 genes are the most common. On average, women with a BRCA1 mutation have a 55-65% lifetime risk of developing breast cancer. For women with a BRCA2 mutation, the risk is 45%. Breast cancer that is positive for the BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations tends to develop more often in younger women. An increased ovarian cancer risk is also associated with these genetic mutations. In men, BRCA2 mutations are associated with a lifetime breast cancer risk of about 6.8%; BRCA1 mutations are a less frequent cause of breast cancer in men.
  • About 85% of breast cancers occur in women who have no family history of breast cancer. These occur due to genetic mutations that happen as a result of the aging process and life in general, rather than inherited mutations.
  • The most significant risk factors for breast cancer are gender (being a woman) and age (growing older).

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month


The Evangelism Ministry will be going to Blue Ridge Nursing Home (formally Fairview Nursing Home) on September 26, 2018, at 10:00 am.

Please join us for praise and worship!

Thanks from the Evangelism Ministry

Saturday, September 22, 2018, from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm.

Free health screening and information!

Samford University

Congregational Health Program

Vital Smiles


UAB School of Nursing

AIDS Alabama

Cahaba Medical Care

“Questions?  Ask the Doctor!” -Dr. George McWhorter


Things You Should Know

Church Family,

Our 100 Year Celebration is quickly approaching and we want to remind and update you on our plans:

What?     Centennial Choir Concert  – 4 pm – 5:30 pm (Refreshments will be served)

When?     Sunday, September 16, 2018

Where?   Antioch Missionary Baptist Church


What?     Centennial Gala –  6pm-7pm – Photo Shoot & Hors D’oeuvre

Academy Awards II – 7 pm – 10 pm. Group seating available (see V. Trammell)

 $100 assessment due by August 19th for Group Seating


 When?     Friday, September 21, 2018

Where?    Florentine Ballroom – 2101 – 2nd Av North Birmingham (please see Bulletin Board for picture)


What?    Centennial Picnic (Friends & Family) 11 am – 4 pm

When?    Saturday, September 22, 2018

Where?  Antioch’s Grounds


What?     Centennial Sunday  – 8 am – 12 noon Worship Service and Dinner

When?     Sunday, September 23, 2018

Where?   Antioch Missionary Baptist Church


*Please note:  We are gathering old photographs for our Souvenir Booklet.  If you are in possession of pictures, please let either of the C.E. members know & bring to the church.  


No pictures will be taken away from the church.

Much Love, Verdell & The C.E. Ministry

Christian Education Members:  Leroy Stover, James Hubbard, Rugena Burke, Dorothy Anderson & Lynda Williams


The Antioch Missionary Baptist Church Health Ministry will give a presentation on Alzheimer’s.   Antioch Church members are asked to wear purple or something purple to support Alzheimer’s/Brain Awareness Month.