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What are risk factors for breast cancer?
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Dr. Deanna Attai
Breast Surgery
4 doctors agree
In brief: Many
Brca gene mutation, family history, esp.
A first-degree relative (mother, father or sister), early age at first period, late menopause, no children or children after age 30, obesity, high-fat diet. However it is very important to realize that there is no guaranteed method of prevention, and 75% of newly diagnosed breast cancer patients have no family history of breast cancer - everyone is at risk.

In brief: Many
Brca gene mutation, family history, esp.
A first-degree relative (mother, father or sister), early age at first period, late menopause, no children or children after age 30, obesity, high-fat diet. However it is very important to realize that there is no guaranteed method of prevention, and 75% of newly diagnosed breast cancer patients have no family history of breast cancer - everyone is at risk.
Dr. Deanna Attai
Dr. Deanna Attai
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Breasts.
1 in 8 women in the US will develop breast cancer in their lifetime.
This is a disease that spares no one. Certainly, people with a strong family history or high estrogen levels (early puberty, late menopause, etc.) may have an increased risk, but this is overemphasized. Bottom line: we have a simple, inexpensive test that can find breast ca early that remains underutilized. Mammograms save lives.

In brief: Breasts.
1 in 8 women in the US will develop breast cancer in their lifetime.
This is a disease that spares no one. Certainly, people with a strong family history or high estrogen levels (early puberty, late menopause, etc.) may have an increased risk, but this is overemphasized. Bottom line: we have a simple, inexpensive test that can find breast ca early that remains underutilized. Mammograms save lives.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology
In brief: Several
Family history, obesity, increased alcohol intake, sedentary lifestyle, taking unopposed estrogen, .

In brief: Several
Family history, obesity, increased alcohol intake, sedentary lifestyle, taking unopposed estrogen, .
Dr. Travis Kidner
Dr. Travis Kidner
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