Breast Cancer Causes

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Breast Cancer and Age: What’s the Connection?

Most breast cancer is found in women over 50. Age is one of the main risk factors for breast cancer, though it can also be aggressive in young women. Age is the strongest risk factor for breast cancer in women in the United States. The older a...

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Does Hair Dye Increase the Risk of Breast Cancer?

Research suggests that carcinogens in hair dye may increase the risk of breast cancer. Learn about the possibilities and ways to reduce your risk. A 2019 study by the National Institutes of Health suggests that the chemicals in permanent hair dye...

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Non-BRCA Gene Mutations That Raise Breast Cancer Risk

What gene mutations other than BRCA raise breast cancer risk? Learn about the genetics of familial breast cancer such as ATM, PALB2, CHEK2, and more. In addition to the often talked about BRCA gene mutations, there are a significant number of other...

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72 Genetic Mutations Linked to Hereditary Breast Cancer

Researchers discovered 72 genetic mutations linked to hereditary breast cancer in historic studies. According to the National Cancer Institute, invasive breast cancer affects approximately one in eight U.S. women, and about 5 percent...

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Dense Breasts and Breast Cancer Risk

Dense breasts are a risk factor for breast cancer for two reasons. Learn what they are and exactly why some breasts are this way. Having dense breasts is one of the risk factors associated with breast cancer. Most women do not know whether or not...

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The Health Risks of Pierced Nipples

Nipple piercings can cause bleeding, infections, tears, scars, and more. Learn more about these potential health risks and how to avoid them. Nipple piercings, though they may seem innocuous, do carry some health risks that you should be aware of....

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Caffeine and Breast Cancer

Find out what researchers know about this possible connection and how caffeine may affect your overall breast health, cancer risk, and recurrence. Health headlines always seem to include a study about caffeine, and whether or caffeine consumption is...

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What's Causing My Left Breast Pain?

It’s important to rule out heart issues when you feel pain in your left breast. Once that’s done, here’s what else may cause pain under the left breast and ribs. What are the causes of left breast pain? This symptom has many possible...

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