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What are the known risk factors for breast cancer?

While you can’t control or reduce some risk factors — like your age or genetics — there are other risk factors you can influence and change. Photo: Pexels

(Jaime Herndon, Healthline) — Breast cancer happens when the cells in the breast multiply and grow more rapidly than they should. The cancer cells can spread to other areas of the body through the lymph vessels and bloodstream.

As with most diseases, there are risk factors associated with breast cancer. There are steps you can take to control some risk factors, but others can’t be changed.

This article will take a closer look at some known risk factors for breast cancer. It will also explain what you can do to help lower your risk with regard to the factors you have control over. (…)

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