Breast Cancer

Frequently Asked Questions

6. What are the most common risk factors for breast cancer?

Risk factors are conditions or agents that increase a person's chances of getting a disease. Here are the most common risk factors for breast cancer.

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This chart shows what the approximate chances are of a woman getting invasive breast cancer in her lifetime.

Ages Chances
30 to 40...     |    Chances are 1 out of 227
40 to 50...     |    Chances are 1 out of 68
50 to 60...     |    Chances are 1 out of 41
60 to 70...     |    Chances are 1 out of 27
70 to 80...     |    Chances are 1 out of 25