Risk assessment tool - Calculate your risk
There are many factors that can influence your risk of developing breast cancer. These range from genetics (including genes BRCA1 and BRCA2), to lifestyle factors such as poor diet, smoking and alcohol consumption, and even simply being female and getting older.
Being aware of your potential risk level for breast cancer can help you to take positive steps to reduce the factors you can control, and effectively manage those you can’t.
This user-friendly, interactive calculator is intended for use by women who have not had breast or ovarian cancer. It will help you to gain a good understanding of your level of risk for breast cancer compared to another woman of your age group.
The calculator only takes a few minutes to complete, and the relevant risk factor is explained at each stage.
It is important to remember that the results of this calculator are not a guarantee of your risk levels, and that all women are at risk for breast cancer, no matter what their risk category. Some women at increased risk never develop breast cancer, and some women at low risk may develop the disease.
Visit the Cancer Australia website to begin the risk assessment tool.