The 13 Biggest Risk Factors For Breast Cancer — 5 of Which You Can Change
According to Cancer Research UK, breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK, with one woman diagnosed every 10 minutes. And while the risk for developing breast cancer increases as you age, there are other risk factors that contribute to the likelihood of developing breast cancer in your lifetime.
The US Centres For Disease Control (CDC) have outlined eight risk factors you can't change and five that you can. We also talked to doctors and breast cancer experts, who explained what these risk factors mean and how you can decrease your likelihood of developing breast cancer. You should start getting screened for breast cancer at age 40, with regular mammograms until you are 54. But it's never too early to start doing breast self-exams.