Women with an average risk for breast cancer face about a 1 in 8 odds of getting the disease at some point in their lives. While healthy habits can reduce one’s personal risk for breast cancer, there are many risk factors (such as age or family history of breast cancer) that are outside a woman’s control. However, knowing your risk for breast cancer based on your lifestyle and medical history can help you and your doctor make better decisions about your breast care. Routine mammography or other breast imaging is important; if you do happen to get breast cancer, regular mammograms can help catch it early when it is most effectively treated.
Discuss your personal risk for breast cancer with your doctor. You may want to take this online breast health risk profile. It will estimate your risk of developing breast cancer compared to the average woman. Even more important, it will tell you exactly which factors contribute to your risk and what you can do to reduce your risk of developing breast cancer.
Take me to the breast health risk profile.