To put into perspective how alarming this number is: approximately 41,000 Americans die annually from breast cancer, more than 43,000 died due to HIV/AIDS during the peak of the epidemic in 1995, and approximately 40,000 Americans. Sep 28, 2010  · Breast cancer screening is in the news once again. Late last year controversy flared around new recommendations in. January sees seven new papers enter BMJ Open’s top 10 most read articles….