Featured Post

Wednesday Women's Health in the News: Most Frequently Asked Questions On MonaLisa Touch Vaginal Therapy

MonaLisa Touch: The Issue of Vaginal Symptoms Even with the passage of time, many women still retain their youthful energy and enthusi...

Menopause: Making Peace With Change

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Breast Cancer Risk Factors

Major Risk Factors
Aging, although most are diagnosed around menopause
Personal history of breast cancer
Close family history of cancer
Genetic mutations known to cause breast cancer 

Minor Risk Factors
Early age of first menstrual period (before age 12)
Late age of menopause after age 55
Hormone therapy with progesterone for greater than 5 years
Having no children or having first child after the age of 30
Previous benign breast biopsy (within 3 months)
Lack of exercise, meaning under 4 hours a week 
Alcohol consumption, over 2 drinks per day
Obesity after menopause, especially over 44 pounds of weight gain
Hormone imbalance like PCOS
Endometrial cancer and colon cancer
Ovarian cancer
High blood pressure
Low Vitamin D levels
Diet Low in fruit and vegetables

No comments:

Post a Comment

Thank you for your comments and questions. This blog is not intended to replace medical care, but is informational only. We hope you will become a follower or visit Womens Health Practice. We offer a variety of unique services including MonaLisa Touch, Coolsculpting, Labiaplasty, and Gynecoloigic Clinical Research Trials. For more information on menopause see http://www.amazon.com/Menopause-Make-Peace-Change

Follow on Twitter

Follow GynoGab on Twitter
There was an error in this gadget

Dr. Trupin's Kindle Book!


Gab ON!

Ciao, from Gyno Gab Gal! Send me questions and thoughts and let me know what is important to you! Hope to hear from you often.

Join one of our studies, become a patient at Women's Health Practice, come for an event, or visit any one of my websites our FB https://www.facebook.com/pages/Womens-Health-Practice/149858581724556?ref=hl

Women's Health Practice
Hada Cosmetic Medicine

Follow Women's Health Practice and Hada Cosmetic Medicine on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hada-Cosmetic-Medicine/68631517372?fre!

Follow GynoGab on Twitter!

Google+ Followers