Risk Factors

While the causes of breast cancer are largely unknown, medical research has identified a number of risk factors that can increase a woman’s chance of developing the disease.

Some women may have many breast cancer risk factors and never get the disease, while others who have no risk factors get the disease. However, understanding your risks for breast cancer will help you actively monitor your breast health to detect potential problems at an early stage. It’s important to note that risk factors do not cause breast cancer, nor do they predict whether an individual will get the disease.

Source: American Cancer Society, 2021

Uncontrollable Breast Cancer Risk Factors

Source: American Cancer Society, 2021