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Posted on 20 October 2014 Uncategorized
Before menopause your ovaries produce most of your estrogen, and fat tissue produces a small amount of estrogen. After menopause (when the ovaries stop making estrogen), most of a woman's estrogen comes from fat tissue. Having more fat tissue after menopause can increase your chance of getting breast cancer by raising estrogen levels. Also, women who are overweight tend to have higher blood insulin levels. Higher insulin levels have also been linked to some cancers, including breast cancer.
But the connection between weight and breast cancer risk is complex. For example, the risk appears to be increased for women who gained weight as an adult but may not be increased among those who have been overweight since childhood. Also, excess fat in the waist area may affect risk more than the same amount of fat in the hips and thighs. Researchers believe that fat cells in various parts of the body have subtle differences that may explain this.
Also, breasts are made up of fatty tissue, fibrous tissue, and glandular tissue. Women with dense breasts on mammogram have a risk of breast cancer that is 1.2 to 2 times that of women with average breast density. Unfortunately, dense breast tissue can also make mammograms less accurate.
All in all a number of factors can affect breast density, such as age, menopausal status, certain medications (including menopausal hormone therapy), pregnancy, and genetics.
Posted on 14 October 2014 Uncategorized
3. Computer keyboard and mouse
4. Copy and fax machines
5. Elevator buttons
6. In the break room: Coffee pot handle, microwave buttons, sink area and table top
Want to further reduce your risk? Here's a few things to keep in mind:
Posted on 14 October 2014 Uncategorized
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Posted on 9 October 2014 Uncategorized
Myth: A mammogram can cause breast cancer to spread.
Fact: A mammogram, or x-ray of the breast, is key for early detection. It cannot cause cancer to spread. The risk of harm from this radiation exposure is extremely low.
Posted on 6 October 2014 Uncategorized
A breast cancer diagnosis is never good news, and thankfully most women will never get one. In fact, the National Cancer Institute estimates that if a group of 1,000 women were followed for 10 years from their 50th to their 60th birthdays, about 20 to 30 of them would be diagnosed with breast cancer by their 60th birthday. The other 970 to 980 women in this group would not develop breast cancer during these 10 years – although some of them might develop it later in life.
Age alone is a big factor in who develops breast cancer. Until women reach their thirties, the chance of being diagnosed with breast cancer is very low, and after that the risk begins to rise. The risk of breast cancer is at its highest when women are in their sixties and seventies. Women who begin menstruating later, have a first child at a younger age, or enter menopause earlier will tend to have a relatively lower risk of breast cancer.
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