Does a 40 year old woman have the same risk of developing breast cancer as an 80 year old woman

It has been said that one in eight women has a risk of developing breast cancer. Does a 40-year-old woman have the same risk as an 80-year-old woman?

No. The one-in-eight risk of developing breast cancer refers to an overall lifetime risk if the woman lives to age 85. Given identical circumstances, an average 40-year-old woman has a much lower risk than an 80-year-old woman.

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