Not all women have the same risk for developing breast cancer
over a lifetime. Certain factors increase a woman’s risk, and
some have a bigger impact on risk than others. However, having
several risk factors doesn’t mean you’ll inevitably develop
breast cancer. Likewise, having few risk factors doesn’t mean
that you’ll never develop it. Many risk factors, such as age and
gender, are not within our control. Others, especially those
related to personal behaviors, can be modified.
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