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Breast Cancer Awareness

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Research has found several risk factors that may increase your chances of getting breast cancer.

  • Here are some of the reproductive risk factors:
  • Being younger when you first had your menstrual period.
  • Starting menopause at a later age.
  • Being older at the birth of your first child.
  • Never giving birth.
  • Not breastfeeding.
  • Long-term use of hormone-replacement therapy.

Other risk factors include:

  • Getting older.
  • Personal history of breast cancer or some non-cancerous breast diseases.
  • Family history of breast cancer (mother, father, sister, brother, daughter, or son).
  • Treatment with radiation therapy to the breast/chest.
  • Dense breasts External Web Site Icon by mammogram.
  • Being overweight (increases risk for breast cancer after menopause).
  • Having changes in the breast cancer-related genes BRCA1 or BRCA2.
  • Drinking alcohol (more than one drink a day).
  • Not getting regular exercise.
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