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Can I have a lower risk of cancer if small breasts?

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Dr. David Masiello
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
8 doctors agree

In brief: No

Size of the breast has no bearing on the risk of breast cancer.

In brief: No

Size of the breast has no bearing on the risk of breast cancer.
Dr. David Masiello
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Small Breast>cancer?

According to a study in the danish breast cancer study, breast reductions resulted in a reduction in breast cancer risk by nearly 50% in women over 40 years old (cancer causes control.
1997 mar;8(2):253-8) the reduction in risk was less clear in younger women. This would suggest that increased breast mass is associated with a higher breast cancer risk and smaller breasts are less prone.

In brief: Small Breast>cancer?

According to a study in the danish breast cancer study, breast reductions resulted in a reduction in breast cancer risk by nearly 50% in women over 40 years old (cancer causes control.
1997 mar;8(2):253-8) the reduction in risk was less clear in younger women. This would suggest that increased breast mass is associated with a higher breast cancer risk and smaller breasts are less prone.
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology

In brief: Probably not always.

Sometimes mammograms are harder to do in small women, and so a cancer may be harder to detect.
If breast tissue gets fibrosed, that may make it harder also.

In brief: Probably not always.

Sometimes mammograms are harder to do in small women, and so a cancer may be harder to detect.
If breast tissue gets fibrosed, that may make it harder also.
Dr. Joseph Woods
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