Other Breast Cancer Risk Factors

Other Breast Cancer Risk Factors

Apart from the gender, age, family history, personal history, there are other risk factors that are considered to be risk factors for breast cancer. These are;


1.       Reproductive factors: Early onset of menstruation, late menopause, and having your first child at an older age can slightly increase the risk.

2.       Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT): Long-term use of certain hormone replacement therapies that combine estrogen and progestin can increase breast cancer risk.

3.       Breast density: Women with denser breast tissue may have a higher risk.

4.       Alcohol consumption: Drinking alcohol, even in moderation, has been associated with an increased risk of breast cancer.

5.       Obesity: Postmenopausal women who are overweight or obese have a higher risk of developing breast cancer.

6.       Physical inactivity: A sedentary lifestyle is associated with an increased risk of breast cancer.



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

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