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Will my chances of getting breast cancer increase if I don't breast feed?
9 doctors weighed in

Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Varies
Your risk depends on many factors.
You should discuss your concerns with your friendly primary care physician.

In brief: Varies
Your risk depends on many factors.
You should discuss your concerns with your friendly primary care physician.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Dr. Travis Kidner
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Dr. Greg Pahnke
Surgery - Oncology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Not inthe big scheme
Breast feeding per se lowers your risk but pales in comparison to carrying to term a pregnancy before your are 23 yo.
- that has more benefit - but hold the horses- i got three daughters myself and would not use that as an excuse for an early pregnancy. We are working at fox chase on chromosomal changes that occur with pregnancy to see if we can elucidate those changes that give that benefit.

In brief: Not inthe big scheme
Breast feeding per se lowers your risk but pales in comparison to carrying to term a pregnancy before your are 23 yo.
- that has more benefit - but hold the horses- i got three daughters myself and would not use that as an excuse for an early pregnancy. We are working at fox chase on chromosomal changes that occur with pregnancy to see if we can elucidate those changes that give that benefit.
Dr. Greg Pahnke
Dr. Greg Pahnke
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Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not really
The evidence linking breastfeeding and risk of breast cancer is weak at best.
Prolonged breast feeding may reduce risk but is likely due to fewer menstrual cycles over the lifetime not due to breastfeeding.

In brief: Not really
The evidence linking breastfeeding and risk of breast cancer is weak at best.
Prolonged breast feeding may reduce risk but is likely due to fewer menstrual cycles over the lifetime not due to breastfeeding.
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
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