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Risk Factors

Risk Factors for Breast Cancer include, but not limited to:


  • Age:  Half of women diagnosed are typically over the age of 65.

  • Weight:  Being over weight.

  • Diet: Diets high in saturated fat

  • Lifestyle:  Excessive achohol intake of more than 2 glasses per day.

  • Family History: A  history of breast cancer among immediate family members, such as, a mother, father, sister, or grand-mother.

  • Other Factors: Medical history, dense breast tissue most likely identified by a mammogram.