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: