After introducing cancers back in “Hormone imbalance and cancer links”, now lets look at the causes and preventions we can make on breast cancer
The exact cause is unknown, but scientists have list out risk factors that might increase the chance of having this.
- Gender. Women are more likely to get this cancer than men
- Age. Risk of getting this cancer increase as people age.
- Medical history. Either personal or family history of having breast cancer expose one to higher risk of getting this cancer.
- Obesity. Obese people tend to develop breast cancer, probably due to elevated estrogen levels.
- Alcohol consumption. Drinkers are prone to this cancer.
- Radiation exposure. People who had undergone radiation treatment may have higher risk of getting breast cancer later in life.
- Hormone treatment. Women that take hormone therapy that use combination of estrogen and progesterone to treat the symptoms of menopause have increased risk to breast cancer.
- Early menstruation. Women that had first period before age of 12 have higher risk of getting breast cancer.
- Giving birth at older age. Having first child after 35 may increase the risk of being breast cancer patient.
Sorry to disappoint you, but there are no way to prevent this cancer, but to lower down the risk by lifestyle decisions.
- Limit alcohol consumption.
- Exercise regularly.
- Eat healthy and balanced diet
- Maintain good value of body mass index.
- Ask for breast cancer screening. Earlier detection allows treatment to help you out earlier.
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- Adam, F. (2019, August 12). What to know about breast cancer. Retrieved 9 December 2019, from https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/37136.php
- Jaime, H. & Kimberly, H. (2019, February 21). A Comprehensive Guide to Breast Cancer. Retrieved 9 December 2019, from https://www.healthline.com/health/breast-cancer