Mammography

Risk Factors

All women can get breast cancer, but some women, because of certain factors, may have an increased chance of having breast cancer. Some of these risk factors include:

  • A personal history of breast cancer.
  • A family history of breast or ovarian cancer.
  • Female hormones in the body longer due to early periods or late menopause.
  • Taking birth control pills and estrogen.

A woman's risk of developing breast cancer also increases with age. In fact, 75-80 percent of breast cancers are found in women age 50 and older.

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