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Avoidable Breast Cancer Risk Factors Identified

Posted Date: January 19, 2011

Many risk factors for breast cancer are well studied and documented. Scientists are sure that early first menstrual period, late onset of menopause and a family history of breast cancer are associated with an increased breast cancer risk; what is less certain is the degree to which modifiable “lifestyle” risk factors could be modified to reduce breast cancer risk.

Many risk factors for breast cancer are well studied and documented. Scientists are sure that early first menstrual period, late onset of menopause and a family history of breast cancer are associated with an increased breast cancer risk; what is less certain is the degree to which modifiable “lifestyle” risk factors could be modified to reduce breast cancer risk. Of the modifiable lifestyle factors, it is primarily hormone replacement therapy and a lack of physical activity which increase a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer.

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