Risk Factors for Breast Cancer


Getting diagnosed with "breast cancer" can be so devastating that can break all of your future plans and make you feel miserable. Even if you've heard and seen patients with breast cancer, they oftentimes never expected it to happen to them. The health sciences have developed in unimaginable levels in the recent years. In some cases, it has given hope to patients who are struggling to be alive, in some instances it does not offer anything significant. Breast cancer research is probably between these two ends. Some gives hope and some treatment are conclusive.

Breast is one of the most body parts for women. Not only for reproductive system, but breasts also increases women's confidence. Breast cancer symptoms are one of the most feared cancers among women worldwide. Breast cancer is one of the deadliest cancers. In 2002, deaths from breast cancer were 14% per year from all cancers in women worldwide. There are different factors associated with the risk incidence of breast cancer. To avoid these risk factors, we are supposed to reduce risk breast cancer.

Although several risk factors that cannot avoided.

Risk factors that are not avoided is:

  1.  Geography

The incidence of breast cancer was significantly higher in North America and Western Europe instead of Asia and Africa. Occurrence of breast cancer in the United States is five times higher than patients in Japan and Taiwan. In fact, it is perhaps more related to environmental factors rather than factors due to geographical which increased incidence of breast cancer in Japan moving to America. This may be due to patterns of reproduction and breastfeeding practices.

  1.  Genetic factors

50-10% of women affected by breast lumps cancer are associated with mutations in heredity. Women are estimated that genetic factor if they had cancer at the age of menopause, had bilateral breast cancer, ovarian cancer, and a history breast cancer within the family. Most women with this gene are more likely to have breast cancer at age 70.

  1.  Age

Impact of increased incidence of breast cancer after women experienced menopause. Within that age, the risk for breast cancer is increased.

Rick factors can be avoided:

  1.  Reproductive history

Increased risk of breast cancer is prevalent among women who begin menstruating before age 12 as well as for those menopauses late. Women that rarely got pregnant and gave birth, and had their first pregnancy at 30 are also prone.

  1.  Obesity
  2.  Women who are in estrogen replacement treatment(not clear).

However, it is a relative increase of breast cancer occurrence among women using estrogen replacement treatment.

  1.  Women who use oral contraceptives.

Some studies acknowledge that there is only a slight increase of breast cancer incidence among women using oral contraceptives, but increase is not significant.

  1.  Radiation.

A woman who has a history of radiation exposure increases the incidence of breast cancer than women who have none. Radiation caused by mammography had no effect at all in the occurrence of breast cancer.It can be checked by breast symptom checker.

Healthy life, avoiding obesity and exercise is a definite thing which must be done to prevent breast cancer. Also you should never be afraid of breastfeeding your baby, because it not only useful for us but your baby as well.

Share this post

Share on facebook
Share on google
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on pinterest
Share on print
Share on email