4 doctors weighed in:
If a woman has larger breasts, does that increase her chance for breast cancer? What about a taller, larger woman?
4 doctors weighed in

Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Size doesn't matter
Breast size does not increase the risk for breast cancer.
It is important to become familiar with your breasts by performing breast self exams every month. Get to know your normal lumpiness so an abnormality can be detected. You may have to push a little harder to feel the deep tissues. Being overweight does put one at increased risk but not height.

In brief: Size doesn't matter
Breast size does not increase the risk for breast cancer.
It is important to become familiar with your breasts by performing breast self exams every month. Get to know your normal lumpiness so an abnormality can be detected. You may have to push a little harder to feel the deep tissues. Being overweight does put one at increased risk but not height.
Dr. Regina Hampton
Dr. Regina Hampton
Thank
Dr. Frederick Coville
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
Large breasts will not increase the chance of developing breast cancer.
It may make it harder for a woman to feel a lump if she should have one. It would be a good idea to have regular breast exams and screening mammography as is appropriate for every woman. Tall, larger women won't increase breast cancer either.

In brief: No
Large breasts will not increase the chance of developing breast cancer.
It may make it harder for a woman to feel a lump if she should have one. It would be a good idea to have regular breast exams and screening mammography as is appropriate for every woman. Tall, larger women won't increase breast cancer either.
Dr. Frederick Coville
Dr. Frederick Coville
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Buck Parker
Board Certified, Surgery
13 years in practice
467K people helped
Continue
107,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors