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Key facts about breast cancer

1 in 8

1 in 8 women in the UK will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their lifetime

Although much rarer 400 men are diagnosed each year in the UK

31%

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in the UK

31% of cancers diagnosed in women are breast cancer

1 in 5

1 in 5 cases of breast cancer are in women under 50

90%

Breast cancer rates in England have increased by 90% since records began in 1971

Age standardised incidence rates have increased by 5.5% in the last ten years

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