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.
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 […]