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Breast Cancer Signs, Symptoms, Risks and Treatment Options Category: Cancer by - July 29, 2015 | Views: 25329 | Likes: 0 | Comment: 0  

Risk factors for developing breast cancer

Some risk factors for developing breast cancer are:

  • Female gender

  • Risk increases with age

  • A personal or family history of breast, ovarian, or uterine cancer

  • Inherited mutation in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes

  • White women are more likely to develop breast cancer  

  • Previous radiation treatment to the breast tissue

  • Dense breast tissue

  • Long-term hormone replacement therapy

  • Exposure to diethylstilbestrol (DES)

  • Women who have not been pregnant or were pregnant after the age of 30

  • Alcohol use

  • Use of birth control pills
     

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