Flashcards in PH: Breast Cancer Epidemiology Deck (4):
How does breast feeding affect your risk of developing breast cancer?
Reduces the risk; is protective
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
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