Risk Factors You Cannot Change

Gender: Being a woman is the main risk factor Age:

Risk increases as you get older Genes:

The most common cause of hereditary breast cancer is an inherited mutation in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes.

Family History: Mother or sister with breast cancer

Lifestyle Risk Factors

Hormone replacement therapy

2-5 alcoholic drinks a day

Being overweight or obese

Lack of exercise Factors with Uncertain Effect on Breast Cancer.

Risk High-fat diet

Cigarette smoking

Working the night shift

courtesy of the Dr. Oz show. Check out http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/breast-cancer-risk-factors

Added to Articles on Sun 11/22/2009 G

et armed with the facts about breast cancer, beginning with those that allow you to assess your own level of risk. There are 3 categories of risk factors linked to breast cancer. Make note of these categories and which apply to you in order to make the best possible choices for your breast health.