What Are The Risk Factors For Breast Cancer in Women?

Updated: Jan 9, 2019

  1. No history if giving birth and pregnancy. This means that women who have given birth, have a lower risk of breast cancer than women who are nulliparous.

  2. Giving birth after the age of 30. According to statistics, women with pregnancies in their later years have an increased chance of getting breast cancer, especially between the ages of 40 to 60 years old

  3. Women who smoke have an increased chance of getting breast cancer.

  4. Girls with early puberty – under 12 years old – have an increased risk of getting breast cancer as women.

  5. Women experiencing menopause after the age of 55 have an increased risk of breast cancer.

  6. Having gynecological history of ovarian or uterine cancer.

  7. A history with wounds, bruises and injuries of the breast.

  8. Over weight. Adipose tissue consist of a large endocrine gland, that is active in metabolising sex hormones, which has an influence in the development of cancer – including the development of breast cancer. Just 10 pounds of excess weight in women is enough to pose a dramatic increased risk of breast cancer. Metabolic disorders is attributed to excess weight.

  9. Diabetes. Women who have a deficiency metabolising carbohydrates have an increased risk of breast cancer.

  10. Hypertension (high blood pressure) in women is another breast cancer risk factor.

  11. Alcohol drinking reduces the female body’s immunity along with the human breakdown products in alcohol and is associated with a risk increase of breast cancer in women.

  12. Family history.

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