Risk Factors

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  • A risk factor for breast cancer is something that increases your chance of developing breast cancer. Being aware of risk factors can help you understand if you are more at risk of developing cancer and the actions you can take to reduce your chances.
  • There are modifiable risk factors  including food choices, activity levels, choosing not to smoke and reducing alcohol intake. These are within our control to change. 
  • Non-modifiable risk factors  including family health history, when we got our first period, what age we had babies or if we gave birth at all, are the risk factors that we are unable to change. However, there are steps that we can take early on to understand how they play a role in our overall risk.

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