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Flashcards in PH: Breast Cancer Epidemiology Deck (4):
1

How does breast feeding affect your risk of developing breast cancer?

Reduces the risk; is protective

2

How does obesity affect your risk of developing breast cancer in post-menopausal women?

Obesity confers a higher risk of breast cancer in post-menopausal women – this is because in post-menopausal women oestrogens are produced by fat, not by the ovaries

3

How does the presence of BRCA genes increase the lifetime risk of developing breast cancer?

BRCA1/2 gene conveys a lifetime risk of 60-80% in comparison to 10% for the general population

4

In which group of breast cancer patients may aromatase inhibitors be used?

Post-menopausal women; as it only prevents oestrogen formation from fat sources, not ovarian