This article discusses the risk factors and a few tips to prevent breast cancer.
There are a few risk factors that make you more susceptible to get breast cancer, which cannot always be prevented. But, there are things you can do that might lower your risk. Breast cancer risk factors mean anything that affects your chance of getting breast cancer. But having a risk factor does not mean that you are sure to get the disease in the future. While you cannot change some breast cancer risk factors like family history and aging, there are some other risk factors that you can control.
The risk factors for breast cancer that you cannot change are:
The other group of risk factors is related to your personal behaviors. These risk factors are categorized into three groups:
The first group that of course should be avoided are:
The second group of risk factors which have an unclear effect and more research is needed to prove their effect are:
The last group which has been proven that they do not affect getting breast cancer are:
Try to keep your breasts healthy by avoiding its’ risk factors. Consult a gynecologist to know how to calculate your risk of getting breast cancer, how you should do breast self-examination, and which tests you need to do according to your age and risk, to be sure that your breasts are healthy.
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12 Jan 2019 - 1 min read
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