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A woman’s risk of breast cancer increases with age–about 80% of breast cancer cases occur in women over the age 50.

Age Page: Cancer facts for people over 50. http://www.niapublications.org/agepages/cancer.asp

Reference

Title
Age Page: Cancer facts for people over 50
Authors
National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Aging
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Age - A Major Risk Factor

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