Written by : Dr.M.D.Mazumdar, MD
While some risk factors for breast cancer cannot be changed, some risk factors can be controlled and lowered. Lifestyle changes such as losing weight, cutting down on smoking and alcohol are important factors in decreasing the risk for breast cancer. By choosing a healthy lifestyle, most women can make sure that the risk is as low as possible.
Do women with risk factors always develop breast cancer? Statistics show that 60-70% of people with breast cancer have no connection to these risk factors at all, and other people with risk factors will never develop cancer.
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