Risk & Prevention
Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australia.
Its incidence is increasing.
If you’re a woman and you live to the age of 85, your risk of getting breast cancer over your lifetime is 1 in 8, or about 12.5 per cent.
There are many factors that contribute to an individual’s chance of developing breast cancer over another’s. Some are risks we can reduce based on lifestyle factors. Other risks, like being a woman and getting older, are ones we have no control over.