How Many People Get Cancer Each Year?


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One in 9 women will develop breast cancer at some time in their life. The estimated risk of developing it for each of the other age groups has been calculated as:

Up to age 25, 1 in 15,000
Up to age 30, 1 in 1,900
Up to age 40, 1 in 200
Up to age 50, 1 in 50
Up to age 60, 1 in 23
Up to age 70, 1 in 15
Up to age 80, 1 in 11
Up to age 85, 1 in 10
Age factors
The incidence of breast cancer increases with age. Eighty per cent of cases occur in post-menopausal women. The risk of developing breast cancer continues to rise as women get older.

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