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Risk Factors Of Breast Cancer You Shouldn't Ignore

1. Genetic Mutations

Women who have inherited mutations to genes, such as BRCA1 and BRCA2, are at higher risk of breast and ovarian cancer.

2. Reproductive History

Menstruating before age 11 and starting menopause after age 56 exposes women to hormones.

3. Past History Of Breast Cancer Or Non-Cancerous Breast Diseases

Women who had breast cancer in the past can get breast cancer again. Some non-cancerous breast diseases can also have a higher risk of breast cancer.

4. Family History Of Breast Or Ovarian Cancer

Women who have multiple family members on either of her parent’s side of the family who had breast or ovarian cancer. Having a male relative with breast cancer also raises a woman’s risk.

5. Previous Treatment Using Radiation Therapy

Women who had radiation therapy to the chest or breasts before age 30 have a higher risk of breast cancer later in life.

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