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What are the risks that enhance breast cancer?

Tags: food, sex, health
Asked by Josna, 01 Mar '10 06:50 pm
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A lot of research needs to be done to conclusively identify the risk factors for breast cancer. Some advances in science have ascertained that it can be genetic factors. A high consumption of red meat also leads to a larger risk of mutation in the mammary glands and thereby breast cancer. However the rates of breast cancer are increasing even in countries like India where such genetic abnormalities and food patterns are absent. Its still some way to go before science can conclusively answer the same
Answered by Saj Sierra, 01 Mar '10 07:18 pm

 
  
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1) START OF MENSTRUAL PERIOD AT AN EARLY AGE
2) MENOPAUSE LATER IN LIFE
3) HAVING A FIRST OR SECOND DEGREE RELATIVE WITH BREAST CANCER
4) OBESITY
5) CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOL
6) NEVER HAVING CHILDREN
7) .USINGCONTRACEPTIVES USING HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY DURING POST-MENOPAUSAL YEARS and
8) CERTAIN INHERITED GENETIC MUTATIONS FOR BREAST CANCER (BRCA1 AND/OR BRCA2
these are the main risk factors that enhances the chances of breast cancer
Answered by Rajni, 01 Mar '10 07:01 pm

 
  
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breast_cancer#Risk_factors
The primary risk factors that have been identified are sex,[24] age,[25] lack of childbearing or breastfeeding,[26][27] and higher hormone levels,[28] [29].

In a study published in 1995, well-established risk factors accounted for 47% of cases while only 5% were attributable to hereditary syndromes.[30] Genetic factors usually increase the risk slightly or moderately; the exception is women and men who are carriers of the breast cancer susceptibility gene mutations, BRCA1 and BRCA2, are at a very high lifetime risk for breast and ovarian cancer, depending on the portion of the protein where the mutation occurs. Instead of a 12 percent lifetime risk of breast cancer, women with one of these genes has a risk of approximately 60 percent.[31] In more recent years, research has indicated the impact of diet and other behaviors on breast cancer. These additional risk factors include a high-fat diet,[32] alcohol intake, ...more
Answered by manoj kumar, 02 Mar '10 11:55 am

 
  
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A risk factor is anything that affects your chance of getting a disease, such as cancer. Different cancers have different risk factors. For example, exposing skin to strong sunlight is a risk factor for skin cancer. Smoking is a risk factor for cancers of the lung, mouth, larynx (voice box), bladder, kidney, and several other organs.

But risk factors don't tell us everything. Having a risk factor, or even several, does not mean that you will get the disease. Most women who have one or more breast cancer risk factors never develop the disease, while many women with breast cancer have no apparent risk factors (other than being a woman and growing older). Even when a woman with risk factors develops breast cancer, it is hard to know just how much these factors may have contributed to her cancer.

There are different kinds of risk factors. Some factors, like a person's age or race, can't be changed. Others are linked to cancer-causing factors in the environment. Still others are rel ...more
Answered by anantharaman, 01 Mar '10 06:53 pm

 
  
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Not feeding milk to u r baby (and forcing him to go on bottles) is the single largest known cause to breast cancer methinks, but not too sure.
Answered by A Moin, 01 Mar '10 06:53 pm

 
  
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Having brests, It may sound corny, but wjen I provide the explanation that proportion of brest cancer amonght men is negliglibe compared to women, the pun wont sound so puny.
Answered by Ashok Maurya, 02 Mar '10 02:15 am

 
  
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