The following have been identified as Breast Cancer Risk Factors You Can’t Control (from BreastCancer.org) 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…

The following have been identified as Breast Cancer Risk Factors You Can Control (from BreastCancer.org) For Prevention Weight. Being overweight is associated with increased risk of breast cancer, especially for women after menopause. Fat tissue is the body’s main source of estrogen after menopause, when the ovaries stop producing the hormone. Having more fat tissue…

Breast Cancer is one of the leading types of Cancer for women in the U.S.  Death rates are higher than those for any other cancer, besides lung cancer. Statistics show that 1 in 8 Women will develop invasive Breast Cancer over their lifetime.  October has been designated as “National Breast Cancer Awareness Month” in the…