Did You Know
I never thought I could be at risk for breast cancer.
I had no family history and I thought that was the only factor that
mattered. After leaving Pasadena and meeting my breast surgeon in
Kansas City, she told me that I had no risk factors other than having
had my first child after age 30. Other risk factors for breast cancer
which I was never aware of in addition to having a late first
pregnancy after 30 are:
*having no kids at all.
*starting periods before age 10 or ending periods
after age 55.
*taking hormone replacement for more than five years.
*having a family history particularly in a 1st
degree relative like a mother, sister or daughter.
*there are also dietary risk factors such as increased
fat intake, tobacco and excessive alcohol (isnít this everyone in
*lastly, environmental factors can also contribute to