Breast Cancer Statistics

There are an estimated 570,000 people living in the UK today who have been diagnosed with breast cancer.

In the UK

  • Breast cancer is the most common cancer
  • Around 50,000 women and 400 men are diagnosed with breast cancer each year
  • One woman in eight will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime
  • Around 12,000 women and 80 men will die from breast cancer each year
  • Breast cancer is the second biggest cause of death from cancer in women
  • More people are surviving breast cancer than ever before
  • Over 80% of women with breast cancer are still alive five years after diagnosis
  • 40 years ago, the five year survival rate for breast cancer was around 50 per cent
  • People are surviving longer thanks to advances in research, new treatments, earlier diagnosis, breast screening and breast cancer awareness

Ireland

  • Nearly 2,800 women and 25 men are diagnosed with breast cancer each year
  • Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women
  • In 2011 nearly 700 people died from breast cancer in Ireland

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