The chance of getting breast cancer increases as women age. Nearly 80 percent of breast cancers are found in women over the age of 50.
Personal history of breast cancer:
A woman who has had breast cancer in one breast is at an increased risk of developing cancer in her other breast.
Family history of breast cancer:
A woman has a higher risk of breast cancer if her mother, sister or daughter had breast cancer, especially at a young age (before 40). Having other relatives with breast cancer may also raise the risk.
Women with genetic mutations, including changes to the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, are at higher risk of developing breast cancer during their lifetime.
Childbearing and menstrual history:
The older a woman is when she has her first child, the greater her risk of breast cancer.
Also at higher risk are:
Women who menstruate for the first time at an early age (before 12)
Women who go through menopause late (after age 55)
Women who’ve never had children
To know more about the possibilities of breast cancer and its symptoms and screening techniques,
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