Age is a Risk Factor for Breast Cancer

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A woman’s chance of getting breast cancer goes up with age.

A Woman's Chance of Getting Breast Cancer Increases with Age:

A woman's chance between ages...

20 - 30

1 out of 2,051

30 - 40

1 out of 226

40 - 50

1 out of 55

50 - 60

1 out of 31

60 - 70

1 out of 25

A woman’s chance of getting breast cancer in her lifetime is about 1 out of 8. If a woman does not have breast cancer by age 40, her chance of getting breast cancer by age 50 is 1 out of 55.