In Australia this year, over 15,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and 150 men will be diagnosed. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in Australian women. Women have a 1 in 8 chance of getting breast cancer by the age of 85.
The good news is you can reduce your risk of breast cancer by being physically active, maintaining a healthy body weight and reducing alcohol.
Being aware of the symptoms and breast screening can help find cancer early when it’s small and easier to treat.
Here are the facts on breast cancer – breast cancer symptoms, information about breast screening and the risk factors you should be aware of.