The strongest risk factors for breast cancer are:
More than 80 out of 100 new breast cancers diagnosed each year in BC are in women age 50 or older.
There are some risk factors for breast cancer that you can’t control, such as a family history of breast cancer - mother, daughter, sister. Only 5 to 10 out of 100 breast cancers are linked to family history.
Canadian First Nations and Inuit women have lower rates of breast cancer than other Canadian women.