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Are you at risk of breast cancer?

They say 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Isn’t that scary statistics? 

Breast cancer is a combination of factors; but don’t be scared, breast cancer isn’t all about risk factors. However, if you have breast cancer risk factors, talk to your doctor .

Watch out for these signs:

Family history of breast cancer: Your risk of breast cancer is higher if you have a mother or sister who suffered same illness.

Taking Alcohol increases the risk of breast cancer

Being overweight or obese after menopause can be a risk factor

Early menstrual period: starting early exposes the estrogen hormones and raises the risk of breast cancer

Getting older poses a risk of breast cancer, as more women over 50 are diagnosed.

Late pregnancy can be a risk factor. Having your first pregnancy at 30; or not getting pregnant at all.

Other signs are:

Women who are not physically active have a high risk, and also the use of certain contraceptive and birth control can raise the chances of breast cancer.

Exhale, don’t fret. Go for screening and consult your health centres.

xoxo

 

 

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