Breast cancer in over 70s

Be clear on cancer

1 in 3 women who get breast cancer are over 70, so don’t assume you’re past it.

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in England with around 41,200 women diagnosed each year. The older you are, the more likely you are to get it – one in three women who get breast cancer are aged 70 and over. If breast cancer is detected early, it is more treatable. Finding it early could save your life.

Read more about the symptoms of breast cancer

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Watch the breast cancer in over 70s TV advert and BSL leaflet