51% of women know someone with breast cancer

More than half of Irish women have a friend or family member who has been diagnosed with breast cancer.

A new survey commissioned by the Marie Keating Foundation revealed that 51% of women and nearly one third of men knew someone who had been diagnosed with the disease.

A total of 17% of women surveyed had a breast check in the past year but 85% of those didn't know that the risk of breast cancer is one-in-twelve women.


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