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    Risk Factors

     

    Established and Probable

    Table 1 

    Body weight and breast cancer risk

    Table 2 

    Weight gain and breast cancer risk

    Table 3 

    Alcohol and breast cancer risk

    Table 4 

    Exercise (physical activity) and breast cancer risk

    Table 5 

    Breastfeeding and breast cancer risk

    Table 6 

    Blood estrogen levels and breast cancer risk

    Table 7 

    Blood androgen levels and breast cancer risk

    Table 8 

    Menopausal hormone therapy (postmenopausal hormone use) and breast cancer risk

    Table 9 

    Birth control pills and breast cancer risk

    Table 10 

    Age at menopause and breast cancer risk

    Table 11 

    BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations and cancer risk

    Table 12 

    Hyperplasia and breast cancer risk

    Table 13 

    Light at night/shift work and breast cancer risk

    Table 14 

    Fruits and vegetables and breast cancer risk

    Table 15 

    Carotenoids and breast cancer risk

    Factors Under Study  

    Table 16 

    Dairy products and breast cancer risk

    Table 17 

    Dietary fat and breast cancer risk

    Table 18 

    Meat consumption and breast cancer risk

    Table 19 

    Soy and breast cancer risk

    Table 20 

    Vitamin D and breast cancer risk

    Table 21 

    IGF-1 and breast cancer risk

    Table 22 

    Smoking and breast cancer risk

    Table 23 

    Secondhand smoke and breast cancer risk

    Factors Not Related to Breast Cancer 

    Table 24 

    Hair dyes and breast cancer risk

    Table 25 

    Abortion and breast cancer risk

    Table 26 

    Electromagnetic fields and breast cancer risk

    Table 27 

    Blood organochlorine levels and breast cancer risk

    Table 28 

    Breast implants and breast cancer risk

     

    Risk-lowering drugs (Chemoprevention)

    Table 29 

    The use of tamoxifen and raloxifene to reduce the risk of breast cancer

     

    Early Detection and Screening

    Table 30a 

    Breast cancer screening with mammography for women 40-49

    Table 30b 

    Breast cancer screening with mammography for women 50-69

    Table 31 

    Digital mammography vs. film mammography for breast cancer screening

    Table 32 

    Breast MRI plus mammography vs. mammography alone for high-risk women

     

    Diagnosis and Prognostic Factors

    Table 33 

    Lymph node status and breast cancer survival

    Table 34 

    Accuracy of sentinel node biopsy in predicting axillary lymph node status

    Table 35 

    Tumor size and breast cancer survival

    Table 36 

    Estrogen receptor status and overall survival

     

    Treatment

    Table 37 

    Mastectomy versus lumpectomy (breast conserving surgery) plus radiation and overall survival in early breast cancer

    Table 38 

    Radiation therapy following mastectomy and overall survival in stage II & III breast cancer

    Table 39 

    Adjuvant chemotherapy and overall survival

    Table 40 

    Different adjuvant chemotherapy combinations and overall survival in early breast cancer

    Table 41 

    Tamoxifen and overall survival in estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer

    Table 42 

    Trastuzumab (Herceptin) and overall survival in early breast cancer 

    Table 43 

    Aromatase inhibitors and disease-free survival in early breast cancer

    Table 44 

    Lumpectomy plus radiation therapy in the treatment of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS)

    Table 45 

    Tamoxifen in the treatment of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS)

    Table 46 

    Neoadjuvant chemotherapy for women with stage II or stage III breast cancer

    Table 47 

    Neoadjuvant hormone therapy for women with estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer

    Table 48 

    High-dose chemotherapy (bone marrow transplant)

    Table 49 

    Combined modality treatment and overall survival in inflammatory breast cancer

    Table 50 

    Trastuzumab (Herceptin) for treatment of metastatic breast cancer

    Table 51 

    Lapatinib (Tykerb) for treatment of metastatic breast cancer

     

     

    Support

    Table 52 

    Support groups and breast cancer survival

    Table 53 

    Social support and breast cancer survival

     

    Getting Good Care

    Table 54 

    Regional differences in rates of mastectomy in the United States

     

    Survivorship Topics

    Table 55 

    Pregnancy and breast cancer survival

    Table 56 

    Menopausal hormone therapy (postmenopausal hormone use) after breast cancer diagnosis and recurrence

    Table 57 

    Total fat intake and breast cancer survival

    Table 58 

    Body weight and breast cancer survival

    Table 59 

    Physical activity and breast cancer survival

    Table 60 

    Acupuncture for menopausal symptoms

    Table 61 

    Antidepressants and other non-hormone medications for menopausal symptoms

    Table 62 

    Soy and relief of menopausal symptoms

    Table 63 

    Black cohosh and relief of menopausal symptoms

    Table 64 

    Other supplements and relief of menopausal symptoms

     

    Updated 02/07/14

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