Facts and Figures

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Our vision in Breast Cancer Ireland is through research and awareness – we will transform breast cancer from often being a fatal disease (690 deaths annually) to a treatable illness long term. 

Current statistics in Ireland:

  • One in nine women will develop breast cancer in the course of their lifetime.
  • Incidence of male breast cancer is one in 1000.
  • We have 3,700 new cases of breast cancer diagnosed each year.
  • 23% of women are diagnosed between the ages of 20-50 years.
  • 34% of women are diagnosed between the ages of 50-69 years.
  • 36% of women are diagnosed over the age of 70 years.
  • Only 5%-10% of breast cancer cases are hereditary.

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