Breast Cancer Risk Factors

Breast Cancer Risk Factors

Chances of having breast cancer is more with following factors


1.       Gender: Being a woman is the most significant risk factor for breast cancer. Men can also develop breast cancer, but it is much less common.

2.       Age: The risk of breast cancer increases with age, with the majority of cases occurring in women over 50.

3.       Family history and genetics: Having a close family member (mother, sister, or daughter) with breast cancer, especially at a young age, can increase risk. Inherited mutations in genes like BRCA1 and BRCA2 also raise the risk.

4.       Personal history: If a person had breast cancer in one breast, then the person can have an increased risk of developing it in the other breast.


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Author: Sumana Rao | Posted on: October 10, 2023

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