Breast cancer rates in England have increased by 90% since records began in 1971.
One in 8 women in the UK will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their lives.
In 2009 more than 48,400 women were diagnosed with breast cancer in the UK - around 133 women a day. Around 370 men were diagnosed with breast cancer.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in the UK – 31% of cancers diagnosed in women are breast cancer.
Around 12,000 women in the UK die from breast cancer each year.
Since peaking in the late 1980s, breast cancer death rates have fallen by almost 40% in the UK.
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