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Risk Factors and Risk Reduction

  

Understanding Risk  Breast Cancer Risk Factors Table 
Factors that Affect Breast Cancer Risk  Topics for People at Higher Risk of
Breast Cancer
 
Factors Under Study  Other Issues Related to Risk 
Factors that Do Not Increase Breast
Cancer Risk
 
 

Many factors are linked to breast cancer risk. Some factors affect risk a great deal and others by only a small amount. Some risk factors you can’t change. For example, the two most common risk factors for breast cancer, being a woman and getting older, are not things you can change. Other factors you may be able to control. For example, leading a healthy lifestyle may help lower your chances of getting breast cancer.  

Understanding which factors may affect your risk can help you work with your health care provider to address any concerns you may have and develop a breast cancer screening plan that is right for you. Learn about breast cancer screening.   

Understanding Risk and Risk Reduction 

Topics for People at Higher Risk of Breast Cancer 

   

Factors that Affect Breast Cancer Risk
(listed alphabetically)  

Factors that Do Not Increase Breast Cancer Risk 
(listed alphabetically)   

   

Factors Under Study  
(listed alphabetically)

Other Issues Related to Breast Cancer Risk 

   

Risk Factors Research Tables 

 

 

 

   
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