About Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the UK

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Nearly 48,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year in the UK
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Around 400 men are diagnosed with breast cancer each year in the UK
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Breast cancer accounts for nearly 1 in 3 of all cancers in women in the UK
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1 in 8 women in the UK will develop breast cancer at some point in their lifetime
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Over 80% of breast cancers in the UK occur in women over 50 years of age
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More people are surviving breast cancer than ever before. Over 80% of women with breast cancer are still alive five years after diagnosis.
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The most recent estimate suggests over half a million women are alive in the UK having had a diagnosis of breast cancer