Many factors affect your chances of developing breast cancer

The causes of breast cancer aren’t fully understood. The genes you inherit, your environment, and how you live your life all play a part in contributing to your risk of developing breast cancer. In this section, you’ll find some of the most common breast cancer questions answered, including how breast cancer develops, how common it is and how your hormones play a role in determining your level of risk.

Biology of Cancer

Find out about the science behind breast cancer and what's happening in your body.
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Are You Susceptible?

Discover what makes you more, or less, likely to get breast cancer and how vulnerable you are.
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Facts, figures and Q&As

The facts & figures on the prevalence and spread of breast cancer in the UK.
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Breast Cancer Stories

Personal breast cancer journeys.
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