Lifetime risk is very dependent on the age of the patient.  An older patient with a lot of risk factors will have a lower lifetime risk than a younger patient with no risk.

Percent of patients at lifetime risk of >=20% by decade.  This shows that high lifetime breast cancer risks are much more common in younger than older patients, as younger patients have many more years of risk ahead of them.  (Polubriaginof F et al. Implications of following the guidelines for genetic testing and MRI use for breast cancer.  ASCO 2014)

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