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**Hormones ** Reproductive hormones are believed to play a factor in breast cancer risk, according to the ACS. Women who have their first menstrual cycle before age 12, start menopause after 55 or have their first pregnancy after 30 face an increased risk. Women who use oral contraceptives face a small increased risk. On the other hand, breast-feeding has been shown to decrease the risk, even more so the longer a woman breast-feeds. Another risk factor is the use of combination hormone replacement therapy, or HRT. This treatment, which is used to prevent osteoporosis and heart disease in postmenopausal women, could increase breast tissue density, making mammograms less effective, thus delaying a possible diagnosis.
**Activity level ** Women who are physically inactive throughout life appear to have an increased risk of breast cancer. Being physically active may help to reduce the risk by preventing weight gain and obesity.
**Alcohol ** Some studies suggest that the more alcoholic beverages a woman drinks, the greater her risk of breast cancer. Just two drinks a day — of any kind of alcohol — could increase risk by 21 percent.
**Race/ethnicity** Caucasian women have a higher incidence than black women after age 40, but black women have a higher incidence rate before age 40 and are more likely to die from the disease at every age. Early detectionFor women considered high risk (20 percent or greater increased risk), an ACS panel recommends mammographs, clinical breast examinations and MRIs. For age 40 and older who have an average risk, the ACS recommends annual mammograms and clinical breast examinations. Women ages 20 to 39 should have a clinical breast exam every three years.
**These are some of common Symtoms** 1.A lump or thickening in or near the breast or in the underarm area. Soft, round, moveable lumps are likely to be benign. Hard, oddly shaped, firmly attached lumps are more likely to be cancerous. 2.Nipple tenderness 3.A change in the size or shape of the breast 4.Nipple turns inward into the breast 5.Skin redness, scaliness 6.Ridges or dimpling like the skin of an orange 7.Fluid discharge
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