Breast cancer.docx - Being female Women are much more likely than men are to develop breast cancer Increasing age Your risk of breast cancer increases

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Being female. Women are much more likely than men are to develop breast cancer. Increasing age. Your risk of breast cancer increases as you age. A personal history of breast conditions. If you've had a breast biopsy that found lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS) or atypical hyperplasia of the breast, you have an increased risk of breast cancer. A family history of breast cancer. If your mother, sister or daughter was diagnosed with breast cancer, particularly at a young age, your risk of breast cancer is increased. Still, the majority of people diagnosed with breast cancer have no family history of the disease. Inherited genes that increase cancer risk. Certain gene mutations that increase the risk of breast cancer can be passed from parents to children. The most well-known gene mutations are referred to as BRCA1 and BRCA2. Radiation exposure. If you received radiation treatments to your chest as a child
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