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Breast Cancer Risk Factors

Source: http://www.thirdage.com/hc/c/breast-cancer-risk-factors
A risk factor is something that increases your likelihood of getting a disease or condition.
It is possible to develop Breast Cancer with or without the risk factors listed below. However, the more risk factors you have, the greater your likelihood of developing breast cancer. If you have a number of risk factors, ask your doctor what you can do to reduce your risk.
Gender
Breast cancer is found predominantly in women and is the most common form of cancer in American women. However, men can develop breast cancer , as well.

Breast Cancer Prevention

Source: http://www.thirdage.com/hc/c/breast-cancer-prevention
Although certain genetic factors may not be preventable, there are other precautions you can take to decrease your risk of developing Breast Cancer. If you have a strong family history of breast cancer, Talk to your doctor about whether you should be tested for the breast and Ovarian Cancer gene mutation (BRCA1 and BRCA2). Women who carry this gene are at very high risk for developing breast and ovarian cancers and should be followed closely.

http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/prevention/breast/Patient/page3#Keypoint4

The following risk factors may increase the risk of breast cancer:
Estrogen (endogenous)
Endogenous estrogen is a hormone made by the body. It helps the body develop and maintain female sex characteristics. Being exposed to estrogen over a long time may increase the risk of breast cancer. Estrogen levels are highest during the years a woman is menstruating. A woman's exposure to estrogen is increased in the following ways:
• Early menstruation: Beginning to have menstrual periods at age 11 or younger increases the number of years the breast tissue is exposed to estrogen.

Breast Cancer Epidemiology

Source: http://www.news-medical.net/health/Breast-Cancer-Epidemiology.aspx

Worldwide, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women after skin cancer representing 16% of all female cancers. The rate is more than twice that of colorectal cancer and cervical cancer and about three times that of lung cancer. Mortality worldwide is 25% greater than that of lung cancer in women.

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