Breast cancer affects one in eight women during their lives. Breast cancer kills more women in the United States than any cancer except lung cancer. No one knows why some women get breast cancer, but there are a number of risk factors. Risks that you cannot change include
- Age – the chance of getting breast cancer rises as a woman gets older
- Genes – there are two genes, BRCA1 and BRCA2, that greatly increase the risk. Women who have family members with breast or ovarian cancer may wish to be tested.
- Personal factors – beginning periods before age 12 or going through menopause after age 55
Other risks include being overweight, using hormone replacement therapy (also called menopausal hormone therapy), taking birth control pills, drinking alcohol, not having children or having your first child after age 35 or having dense breasts.
The fact people are using Spot on Flea products that contain carcinogens on their animals and then letting their children and themselves come in direct contact with these chemicals are another potential risk of developing cancer.
Menopause was considered a normal process in women until the past four decades, when it was deemed a disease, just like child birth. By that I mean you cannot have a baby unless it is in a hospital or have menopause without hormone replacement therapy.
Another potential danger most people do not even consider is artificial sweeteners, IE Aspartame. Check out our link on the down and dirty facts about this lovely chemical that 200,000,000 Americans now consume each year.
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