Apart from non-melanoma skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women of all races, with a lifetime risk of 1 in 27 in South Africa, according to the 2019 National Cancer Registry (NCR).

Both breast and cervical cancer have been identified as a national priority with increasing incidences occurring.

The risk for breast cancer increases as women grow older, but many women under the age of 40 are diagnosed with breast cancer. All women are at risk, and in particular women with a family history of breast cancer. Being overweight, inactive, consuming alcohol, poor dietary habits, smoking and exposure to chemicals also increases risk.

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Reduce Risk Through Regular Examinations:

  • Self Breast Examinations
  • Clinical Breast Examinations
  • Mammograms
  • MammaPrint (Genomic Testing)


(Last accessed: 17/11/2022)