1. What is breast cancer?
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK.
It mainly affects women, but in rare cases, men can get breast cancer too.
Breast cancer can cause symptoms such as a lump. However, a lump is not the only symptom of breast cancer.
1. Breast cancer risk
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK. One out of every eight women and one out of every 870 men will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. Most breast cancers (80%) occur in women over the age of 50.
We don’t fully understand why some people get breast cancer and some don’t. Research suggests that breast cancer is caused by lots of different factors, many of which we can’t control.