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Key facts about breast cancer

1 in 8

1 in 8 women in the UK will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their lifetime

Although much rarer 400 men are diagnosed each year in the UK


Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in the UK

31% of cancers diagnosed in women are breast cancer

1 in 5

1 in 5 cases of breast cancer are in women under 50


Breast cancer rates in England have increased by 99% since records began in 1971

Age standardised incidence rates have increased by 4% in the last ten years

Statistics last updated: 15/5/17
Sources: CRUK and ONS

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