There are many factors that can increase a woman’s chance of developing breast cancer. Being female, increasing age and family history are the main risk factors for breast cancer.
- Advice about familial aspects of breast and ovarian cancer: a guide for health professionals
Publication date: 2010
An National Breast and Ovarian Cancer Centre* guide for health professionals, including GPs, that can be used to assess a woman’s risk of breast cancer and epithelial ovarian cancer.
Other information on this topic
- Breast cancer risk factors
- Risk factors for breast cancer: A review of the evidence
Publication date: 2018