Understanding Your Risk of Breast Cancer
Being a woman isn’t always easy: menstrual cramps, makeup and hair regimens, morning sickness – one might say that the fairer sex has a lot to deal with. Unfortunately, the risk of breast cancer is near the top of that list. Did you know the most proven and significant breast cancer risk factors are being female and getting older? In other words, all women are at risk for breast cancer, with the greatest risk occurring after the age of 55. But there are several other known risk factors – some of them are related to your body (endogenous) and some are related to lifetime exposures, environmental changes and medicines (exogenous).