Health Ministry Report: One in Eight Israeli Women at Risk of Developing Breast Cancer

The rise in breast cancer rates among Israeli Jewish women is partly a result of improved programs for early detection of the disease.

The risk of breast cancer among Israeli Jewish women is rising, and Jewish women of all ages have a one in 7.5 chance of developing it - a 13.1 percent risk - according to a report released yesterday by the Health Ministry's Center for Disease Control. The rate among Arab women is falling, dropping to one in 14 women.