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Breast Cancer - Cause

The exact cause of breast cancer is not known. A woman's age and health history play a part. The chances that you will get breast cancer increase as you age. In the United States, 1 woman out of 8 will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in her life.2

To learn more, see What Increases Your Risk.

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Last Updated: June 18, 2012
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