Breast Cancer

Incidence Rate

The incidence rate for breast cancer among Asian/Pacific Islander women (from 2002 to 2006) was 89.5 per 100,000 women.

Moratlity Rates

Mortality rates among Asian/Pacific Islander women were 12.5 per 100,000 women. Both incidence and mortality rates were lower compared with White or Black populations in the U.S. See the National Cancer Institute’s SEER Stat Fact Sheet for more information

Regional Differences

The risk of breast cancer is higher in Chinese-American immigrants than in Chinese living in Asia. Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Chinese females living in the US. Factors such as the use of estrogens, nulliparity, fewer births, older age of first birth and obesity may be responsible for rate differences in various countries.

Compared to Other Ethnic Groups

A retrospective study of 499 ethn