How reproductive history can affect breast cancer risk

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Many women may not be aware that their own reproductive history could be affecting their risk. Courtesy photo
TEMECULA – Various factors can contribute to the development of breast cancer. Many women may not be aware that their own reproductive history could be affecting their risk. Data published by Frontiers Research: Oncology, which has culled information from the Metastasis Research Library, School of Cancer Medicine and Robinson Research Institute, among other medical groups in Australia, indicated there is a correlation between the amount of reproductive estrogen present in a woman’s body and her chances of developing breast cancer. There is evidence that women who either enter menarche at a young age or cease menstruation at a later age, have an increased risk for breast cancer. Fluctuating estrogen and progesterone during menstrual cycles can affect mammary epithelial cells, immune
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