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Breast Cancer Facts and Statistics

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Breast Cancer Facts and Statistics

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Written by: Kathryn Danzey
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The facts

  • 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.

The stats

  • 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.

For more stats or to speak to one of our Clinical Nurse Specialists, email or call 020 7960 3464 / 07702 901 334.

Share this information with your friends and family, let’s fight this disease together.


* 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.

About the Author

Kathryn Danzey
I have a passion to bring to you what really works in the beauty industry, from a moisturiser to the latest advanced treatment for anti ageing. After almost 4 decades in the industry I'm packed with info to share but never tire of looking for new things and would love you to share your experiences with us too. We're here to help you find that treatment or product that will make a change for you. Can't do without My Collagen Shots and H3O Night Repair. Love a great serum and UV protection

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