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Risk
I've heard that being overweight before menopause helps lower your risk of breast cancer. Is this true?
Is there a link between alcohol and breast cancer?
Why does alcohol consumption increase the risk of breast cancer ?
Can exercise reduce breast cancer risk?
Does a woman's height influence her breast cancer risk?
I have never had children. Am I at a greater risk for breast cancer?
Why does starting menstruation at an earlier age slightly increase your risk of breast cancer?
I began menopause later than average. Does this put me at increased risk for breast cancer?
Can I inherit breast cancer from my mother or other women in my family?
I often experience breast pain. What is this pain? Does the breast pain mean that I am more likely to get breast cancer?
I have very lumpy breasts. Does this mean I will develop breast cancer or am at high risk?
Iíve been told that I have high breast density. What is high breast density? Does this increase my risk of breast cancer?
Are women who have fibrocystic changes in their breasts at higher risk for breast cancer?
Is there a link between smoking and breast cancer?
Does stress increase your risk of breast cancer?
Does abortion increase a woman's risk of breast cancer?
If I am HIV-positive, can I breastfeed my baby?
If I am being treated for AIDS, can I breastfeed my baby?
If I take aspirin or ibuprofen regularly, will the medication increase my risk of developing breast cancer?
What is the connection between dietary fats and fiber and risk of breast cancer?
Can eating soy foods affect the risk of developing breast cancer?
Do statin drugs lower the risk of breast cancer?
Does estrogen replacement therapy increase my risk of breast cancer?
I often experience mastalgia. What causes mastalgia? Does mastalgia mean that I am more likely to get breast cancer?
Does using antiperspirants raise the risk of breast cancer?
Ever since I was a teenager, one of my breasts is larger than the other breast. Does this affect my risk of breast cancer?
Can Evista lower the risk of breast cancer in post-menopausal women at high risk of the disease?
Can raloxifene lower the risk of breast cancer in post-menopausal women at high risk?
Genetics & Breast Cancer
What is genetic testing for cancer?
What role do genetics play in breast cancer and ovarian cancer?
Are some woman genetically predisposed to breast cancer pr ovarian cancer?
What are BRCA1 and BRCA2?
How are altered BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes involved in causing cancer?
Could I inherit a breast cancer abnormality gene from my father?
Does every woman with an abnormal BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene get breast cancer or ovarian cancer?
Who should get genetic testing for breast cancer?
How much does genetic testing for breast cancer cost?
Where can I get genetically tested for breast cancer and ovarian cancer?
How is the test for alterations in BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes performed?
What can I do if I have altered BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes?
If my genetic tests do not show that I have the altered genes, BRCA1 or BRCA2, does this mean that I will not get breast cancer?
Are certain populations or ethnicities more likely to have altered BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes?
Is genetic testing for breast cancer covered by insurance?
I have breast cancer. What are the chances that my children could develop other kinds of cancer?
Because I had breast cancer and was also in the at-risk population, I was advised to have genetic testing. Fortunately, I do not have an altered breast cancer gene. But is it possible that an altered breast cancer gene could skip a generation and show up in my daughter?
What are the advantages of genetic testing for breast cancer genes?
What are the disadvantages of genetic testing for breast cancer genes?
Why is psychological counseling a component of genetic testing?
If I test positive for altered BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes, can my insurance carrier drop me?
Is genetic discrimination prohibited by law?

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