How To Determining Your Breast Cancer Risk?

Being female

Women are overwhelmingly more likely to get breast cancer than men. 99% of breast cancer patients are women.

There are a number of risk factors specific to women, including:

  • First menstrual period before age 12
  • Menopause later than 55
  • First childbirth after 35
  • Never having children
  • Being tall (5 feet 8 inches or taller)
  • Having dense breasts
  • Having a non-cancerous breast disease

However, it’s still possible for men to develop breast cancer, especially if they come from families with a strong family history of breast and other cancers. Men should always report any changes in breast tissue to their doctors.

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