Early detection of breast cancer is the key to its complete cure. Breast cancer is curable. Identify the risk factors to detect it early. Breast cancer is a hereditary disease, so one has to take extra precautions if there is family history of this disease.
Is breast cancer hereditary
Yes. Breast cancer is a hereditary disease. If your close female relatives (like your mother or your
sister) have breast cancer, then you face a greater risk of contracting
the disease. However, given that you know you are in a high-risk
category, it is possible for you to take extra precautions. You should
be more vigilant about factors that are in your control - such as your
childbearing age and your diet. You should also be more watchful
about lumps in your breasts - both through regular self-examinations as
well as through routine mammograms.
Is breast cancer age-related
Yes. The average age of women
contracting this disease is 54. Women are also generally in the post-menopausal
stage. It is very rare for breast cancer to affect women before the
age of 35. Over 85% of tumors (benign or malignant) tend to develop
in women above the age of 40. On the other hand, 30% of all breast
cancers occur in women under the age of 50.
I am unlikely to get
breast cancer since nobody in my family has it
This is not true. It has been
seen that close to 80% of the women who have breast cancer have no family
history of this disease.
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