- The biggest risk factor, after gender, is increasing age – 80 per cent of breast cancers occur in women over the age of 50.
- More people are being diagnosed with breast cancer but survival rates are improving – probably as a result of improved treatment and earlier detection.
- Breast cancer also affects men, but it is rare – around 300 men are diagnosed each year.
- 50,000 new cases of breast cancer are diagnosed each year in the UK*. That’s one person every 10 minutes.
- Just over 12,000 people die from breast cancer** in the UK every year.
- Breast cancer is the second biggest cause of death from cancer in women in the UK, after lung cancer.
- There are an estimated 550,000 people living in the UK today who have had a diagnosis of breast cancer**.
- In women under the age of 35, breast cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer.
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* this includes invasive breast cancer and ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), which is an early form of breast
cancer, sometimes described as non-invasive. ** this refers to invasive breast cancer. Statistics correct at time of publication.