What Is Your Risk For Breast Cancer

What is Your Risk?

Being a women and getting older puts you at risk for breast cancer.

Having the inherited BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation genes.

Having a personal history of breast or ovarian cancer.

Having a family history of breast cancer.

Having high breast density on a mammogram (Ask your breast density score.)

Having a previous biopsy showing hyperplasia.

Having a history of LCIS or lobular Carinoma in Situ

Having being exposed to radiation at a young age.

Never having Children

Having your first child after age 35.

Having high levels of blood androgrens or estrogens.

Using menopausal hormones.

Being over weight or gaining weight as an adult.

Having high bone density.

Drinking  one drink of alcohol per day.

Staring menopause after age 55.

Being younger than 12 when  you had your first period.

Taking birth control pills.



Source of Information: Susan G. Komen, www.komen.org or call Susan G. Komen’s breast care helpline at

1.877.465.6636 M-F, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. EST.

Your life time risk is 1 in 8 women.

Age 20 your life time risk is 1 in 1,681 chances of getting breast cancer.

At age 30 your chances are 1 in 232 .

At age 40 your chances are 1 in 69.

At age 50 your chances are 1 in 42.

Age 60 the chances are 1 in 20.

Age 70 the chances are 1 in 27.