The number of people being diagnosed with Breast Cancer is increasing, but survival rates are improving!
One Person Every 10 Minutes
Every year nearly 55,000 people are diagnosed in the UK. That’s the equivalent of 150 people every day or one person every 10 minutes.
Breast Cancer Deaths
Nearly 12,000 people die from breast cancer in the UK every year.
2nd Biggest Killer
Breast Cancer is the second most common cause of death from cancer in women in the UK, after lung cancer.
The biggest risk factor, after gender, is increasing age – 80% of breast cancers occur in women over the age of 50.
High Form Of Cancer
Of adults aged between 25-49, breast cancer accounts for 45% of all female cancers.
More Than One Type
Breast Cancer is not one single disease; there are several types of Breast Cancer.
Not Always Family Related
Less than 10% of all breast cancers run in families, so having someone in your family with breast cancer doesn’t necessarily mean your own risk is increased.
Worried About Lumps
Not all breast cancers show as a lump, and not all breast lumps are Breast Cancer.