Breast Cancer

In 2022, an estimated 19,921 women in Texas were diagnosed with breast cancer. An estimated 3,415 died from it. Breast cancer is the second most common cause of cancer death among women in Texas.

Breast cancer screening is one of three age-based cancer screening currently recommended for all women by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, routine breast cancer screening is the most effective way to reduce the burden of breast cancer by finding breast cancer early when it is easier to treat.

This statistical report describes breast cancer screening prevalence and the incidence and mortality rates of female breast cancer in Texas. Screening prevalence is based on the results of the Texas Behavioral Risk Factor Survey. To quantify rates of breast cancer from 2014-2018 and trends from 2009-2018, age-adjusted incidence and mortality rates were calculated for Texas women ages 20 years and older by age, race/ethnicity, and urban-rural classification.


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