What is your breast cancer risk?
Am I at risk?
1 in 8 women in Victoria will develop breast cancer in their lifetime.
Most women with breast cancer do not have a family history of the disease.
Age is the biggest risk factor for developing breast cancer.
Major risk factors
- Age is the biggest risk factor for developing breast cancer
- If other members of your family have had breast cancer or ovarian cancer, it may increase your risk but most women with breast cancer do not have a family history of the disease
- Some benign breast conditions such as LCIS, ADH and ALH may increase your risk of breast cancer
- A previous diagnosis of breast cancer increases your risk of breast cancer.
Calculating your risk
You can find out more about your personal risk of developing breast cancer by using one of these online risk calculators.
You cannot change your age or the other risk factors above, but there are simple choices you can make in your everyday life to reduce your risk.