* Do young women get breast cancer?
Breast cancer is more common in older women but women of any age can develop the disease. The latest figures from Cancer Australia show that 23 per cent of new breast cancer cases diagnosed in 2009 were in women younger than 50 years.
* If I have a lump in my breast is it cancer?
Most breast lumps are benign, which means not cancer. Benign lumps can be cysts (lumps or sacs filled with fluid or other material) or they can be because of normal breast changes associated with hormone changes or ageing. Remember, if you notice a change or something unusual in your breasts, see a doctor as soon as possible.
* Will I die if I'm diagnosed with breast cancer?
Most women survive breast cancer. The latest figures show that Australian women have an 89 per cent chance of surviving five years after diagnosis and many women live for years after this period.