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Update Youself On The Possible Risk Factors Of Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer is the most common type of cancer that has plagued the lives of millions of women around the world. According to the WHO, in the year 2020 alone, more than 2 million women were diagnosed with breast cancer, out of whom more that 6,85,000 succumbed to the disease.  As October is observed as Breast Cancer Awareness Month around the world, let us understand what the causes are, signs and treatment options for the disease as early detection can help save millions of lives.

Physically Not Active

Women who are not physically active have a higher risk of getting breast cancer.

Overweight Or Obesity After Menopause

Older women who are overweight or have obesity have a higher risk of getting breast cancer than those at a healthy weight.

Hormone Therapy

If the therapy is for more than five years during menopause can increase the risk of breast cancer.

Reproductive History

First pregnancy after age 30, not breastfeeding your baby, and not having a full-term pregnancy can also increase breast cancer risk.

Drinking Alcohol & Smoking

A woman’s risk for breast cancer increases with more intake of alcohol and smoking.

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