Younger women and breast cancer

Breast cancer in younger women (premenopausal) is not common. In fact, most cases occur in women over the age of 50. Many younger women think that breast cancer is a disease of older women and not something they have to worry about until later in life. As a result, you may feel shocked and isolated when faced with a breast cancer diagnosis. But remember you are not alone.

For more information on Invasive ductal breast cancer, see our see our Younger women and breast cancer booklet

Call our National Cancer Helpline

Freephone 1800 200 700 to talk to a specialist cancer nurse.
It's open Monday-Thursday from 9am to 6pm and Friday from 9am to 5pm
Date Last Reviewed: 
Thursday, June 11, 2015
Date Last Revised: 
Thursday, June 11, 2015