Based on current incidence rates, % of women born in the United States today will develop breast cancer at some time during their lives ().This estimate, from the most recent SEER Cancer Statistics Review (a report published annually by the National Cancer Institute’s [NCI] Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results [SEER] Program), is based on breast cancer . Jan 21, · Overweight and obese women have a higher risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer compared to women who maintain a healthy weight, especially after menopause. Being overweight also can increase the risk of the breast cancer coming back (recurrence) in women who have had the disease.
Apr 05, · If you are under the age of 45, you may have a higher risk for breast cancer if— You have close relatives who were diagnosed with breast cancer before the age of 45 or ovarian cancer at any age, especially if more than one relative was diagnosed or if a male relative had breast cancer. Jun 25, · Gender. Being a woman is the most significant risk factor for developing breast cancer. Although men can get breast cancer, too, women’s breast cells are constantly changing and growing, mainly due to the activity of the female hormones estrogen and progesterone. This activity puts them at much greater risk for breast cancer.
Moderately higher risk. Direct family history. Having a mother, sister, or daughter ("first-degree" relative) who has breast cancer puts a woman at higher risk for the disease. The risk is even. WOMEN who have undergone a breast biopsy for benign disease have an increased risk of breast cancer.1, 2 These biopsies reflect a spectrum of histologic conditions, from Cited by: