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Does getting pregnant reduce the chances of getting breast cancer?

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Dr. Richard Orr
Surgery - Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Maybe

From an epidemiologic standpoint, women with more children, especially if they had their first pregnancy relatively early in life - develop fewer breast cancers.
However, the risk reduction is moderate at best. Better ways to reduce risk: exercise, avoidance of too much alcohol, keeping to a weight that is normal for your height, avoiding high fat foods and too kuch red meat. (and get mammogram.

In brief: Maybe

From an epidemiologic standpoint, women with more children, especially if they had their first pregnancy relatively early in life - develop fewer breast cancers.
However, the risk reduction is moderate at best. Better ways to reduce risk: exercise, avoidance of too much alcohol, keeping to a weight that is normal for your height, avoiding high fat foods and too kuch red meat. (and get mammogram.
Dr. Richard Orr
Dr. Richard Orr
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Pregnancy/breast ca

Fullterm or live birth age 30 or younger is somewhat protective for breast cancer; nursing the baby for over 6+ months is also protective; notice i said protective no "preventative".

In brief: Pregnancy/breast ca

Fullterm or live birth age 30 or younger is somewhat protective for breast cancer; nursing the baby for over 6+ months is also protective; notice i said protective no "preventative".
Dr. Kathryn Wagner
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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology

In brief: Perhaps

Based on population data, women who have not had children are at a higher lifetime risk of developing breast cancer.

In brief: Perhaps

Based on population data, women who have not had children are at a higher lifetime risk of developing breast cancer.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Dr. Travis Kidner
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