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
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.