Research shows that one in eight Western women will develop breast cancer. For those who do develop it, one of their first questions is ‘why me?'. Predicting who is more at risk of getting this type of cancer, and importantly why they are at increased risk, potentially not only allows an individual to alter this risk, but allows health services to manage these higher risk women better - and also opens the way for scientists to discover how to actually prevent breast cancer - through, for example, different screening programmes.
Our factsheet outlines the key risk factors associated with breast cancer and the ways in which these risks can be managed by both patient and doctor.
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