Certain reproductive factors slightly increase risk. These include giving birth to a first child after age 30, nulliparity (never having children), starting menstruation before age 12, and/or entering menopause after age 55.2 The increase in risk is likely due to a longer lifetime exposure to estrogen.† †http://qap.sdsu.edu/screening/breastcancer/facts.html If you haven’t gotten your PINK Glory Ring […]
One study found that increased exposure to ethylene oxide, a fumigant used to sterilize medical experiments, is associated with higher breast cancer risk among women who work in commercial sterilization facilities.• •Breast Cancer Facts and Figures: 2009-2010.” American Cancer Society. 2009. Accessed: January 19, 2011.
Today, about 1 in 8 women (12%) will develop breast cancer in her lifetime.† Have you gotten your PINK Glory Ring yet? If not, here’s how you can purchase one and find out more about the organization you’d be helping by purchasing! †http://women.webmd.com/guide/breast-cancer-arm-yourself-with-facts
Women whose mammograms show a large area of dense breast tissue (usually defined as ≥ 75%) are at 4 to 5 times higher risk than same aged women with less or no dense breast tissue. Dense breast tissue can also make it harder to detect breast cancer with mammography.† †http://qap.sdsu.edu/screening/breastcancer/facts.html Don’t forget to check out […]
“One myth about breast cancer is that a person’s risk is increased only when there are affected relatives on the mother’s side of the family. However, the father’s side of the family is equally important in assessing breast cancer risk.” * Brown, Zora K. and Karl K. Boatman, MD. 2009. 100 Questions and Answers about […]