This article discusses the risk factors and a few tips to prevent breast cancer.
A few risk factors make one more susceptible to get breast cancer, which cannot always be prevented. But there are things one can do to lower the risk. Breast cancer risk factors mean anything that affects the chance of getting breast cancer. But having a risk factor does not mean that one is sure to get the disease in the future. While one cannot change some breast cancer risk factors like family history and aging, there are some other risk factors that one can control.
The risk factors for breast cancer that one cannot change are:
The other group of risk factors is related to the 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 the breasts healthy by avoiding its risk factors. Consult a gynecologist to know how to calculate the risk of getting breast cancer, how one should do breast self-examination, and which tests are needed to do according to the age and risk to be sure that one's breasts are healthy.
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24 Jan 2023 - 2 min read
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