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How To Assess Your Risk Of Getting Breast Cancer | Care2 Healthy

How To Assess Your Risk Of Getting Breast Cancer | Care2 Healthy

Your biggest risk factor for breast cancer is age. 95% of new cases and 97 % of breast cancer deaths occur in women 40 years or older. If you’re over 40 preventive measures are mandatory. Your left breast is statistically more prone to developing cancer than your right one. Scientists are not sure why. Only 5-10% of breast cancers occur in women with a genetic predisposition. Just because this disease doesn’t run in your family DOESN’T mean you’re in the clear. Women WITH the gene mutation run a lifetime risk as high as 4 in 5 of developing the disease. If the women in your family (maternal AND paternal) have battled breast cancer get educated and find a fantastic doctor. Over 50; get your mammogram. It’s been estimated that if every women over 50 got a yearly mammogram, breast cancer deaths in this age group would drop by 25% or more . If you’re under 50 talk to your doct...

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