Media | Breast Cancer UK


Over a quarter of breast cancer cases are preventable. Making simple changes to diet or lifestyle, and avoiding products containing certain chemicals, can reduce people’s risk.

Breast Cancer UK campaigns to prevent the preventable, through awareness, scientific research and public policies.

Key Headline Statistics

  • One in seven women in the UK will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their lives.
  • One in five cases are in women aged under 50.
  • Over a quarter of breast cancer cases are thought to be preventable.
  • Breast Cancer UK is the only UK charity focused on theprevention of breast cancer by campaigning to reduce risk.
  • Our Ambassadors provide educational talks to communities across the UK to help people reduce their risk of developing breast cancer.
  • Visit our Science & Research section of our website to find out more about the science behind our work and how you can take action for prevention.

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