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Breast cancer risk increased to 'one in eight'

A woman's risk of developing breast cancer has risen to one in eight from one in nine, according to Cancer Research UK.

The charity's figures show that breast cancer in the UK has increased by 3.5% in 10 years, from 42,400 in 1999 to 47,700 in 2008.

Women aged between 50 and 69 have seen the biggest rise in breast cancer rates, of 6%.

Jane Hughes reports.

  • 04 Feb 2011
  • From the section Health
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