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Breast cancer - what you can do

As a woman, over the course of your lifetime there are many factors that can influence your risk of breast cancer.

While some of the most important of these risk factors, such as being a woman, getting older or having a strong family history cannot be changed, you can still aim to reduce risk of breast cancer through making healthy lifestyle choices and other risk-reducing strategies.

You can also improve your chance of better outcomes by being breast aware and knowing what to do about finding breast cancer early.

Know the facts

Every woman wants to know the facts about risk of breast cancer. It is the most common cancer in women in Australia.

1 in 4
breast cancers​

Nearly a quarter of all breast cancers are potentially preventable through modifiable factors such as healthy lifestyle changes.