Risk Factors for Developing Breast Cancer


The following list identifies certain factors that can increase a woman’s risk of potentially developing breast cancer during her lifetime.

1) Age: As a woman gets older her risk of breast cancer increases.

2) Race: Caucasian women have the highest incidence of breast cancer.

3) Personal history of breast or ovarian cancer.

4) Atypical cells on a breast biopsy, aspirate or fluid.

5) Family history of breast or ovarian cancer.

6) Breast density

7) Hormones

8) Not having children or having a first child over the age of 30.

9) Radiation exposure


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