A 38-year-old member asked:
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Can you tell me how to know if I am at risk for breast cancer?

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Dr. Devon Webster
21 years experience in Medical Oncology
Every woman is!: We really don't know what causes breast cancer. We do know that women with a long exposure to estrogen are at a higher risk. If you started your period early, or never got pregnant, or have a family history of breast cancer, your risk is higher. Radiation exposure to the chest wall (from cancer treatment) increases your risk. Alcohol intake increases your risk. So does aging. We're all at risk!
Answered on May 29, 2014

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