CDC. Aug 13, 2010. The risk of getting breast cancer increases with age. The table below
shows the percentage of women (how many out of 100) who will get breast
cancer over different time periods. The time periods are based on the
woman's current age.
For example, go to current age 60. The table shows 3.45% of women who
are now 60 years old will get breast cancer sometime during the next 10
years. That is, 3 or 4 out of every 100 women who are 60 years old
today will get breast cancer by the age of 70.
Percent of U.S. Women Who Develop Breast Cancer over 10-, 20-, and 30-Year Intervals According to Their Current Age, 2005–2007†
†Source: Altekruse SF, Kosary CL, Krapcho M, Neyman
N, Aminou R, Waldron W, Ruhl J, Howlader N, Tatalovich Z, Cho H,
Mariotto A, Eisner MP, Lewis DR, Cronin K, Chen HS, Feuer EJ, Stinchcomb
DG, Edwards BK (eds). SEER Cancer Statistics Review, 1975–2007, National Cancer Institute. Bethesda, MD, based on November 2009 SEER data submission, posted to the SEER Web site, 2010.
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