Risk factor of Breast cancer
A risk factor is anything that affects your chance of getting the Breast Cancer. Simply being a woman is the main risk factor for breast cancer. Men can get breast cancer, too, but this disease is about 100 times more common in women than in men. As you get older, your risk of breast cancer goes up. Most breast cancers are found in women age 55 and older. If you have inherited a mutated copy of either gene from a parent, you have a higher risk of breast cancer. About 5% to 10% of breast cancer cases are thought to be hereditary, meaning that they result directly from gene defects (called mutations) passed on from a parent.
- Track 1-1 Getting older
- Track 2-2 Genetic mutations
- Track 3-3 Early menstrual period
- Track 4-4 Using combination hormone therapy