Breast Cancer Risk Directory
Just because you have risk factors does not mean you will get breast cancer, and just because you get breast cancer does not mean you will have any of the common risk factors. However, some risk factors have been studied and confirmed. Those women who have had breast cancer are at risk for recurrence. Other factors include a family history, BRCA genes, older age, weight, excessive radiation, late menopause, alcohol, race, and more. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how breast cancer is caused, what the risk factors are, and how to get screened.
Risk Factors for Breast Cancer
Learn more from WebMD about the risk factors for getting breast cancer.
The Pill and Breast Cancer Risk
WebMD explains the link between birth control pills and breast and ovarian cancers.
Breast cancer is cancer that is found in the tissue of the breast. It can affect both sexes, but is much more common in women than men. Learn more about the symptoms of breast cancer, who is at risk, and how doctors treat it.
Race, Ethnicity, and Breast Cancer Risk
Learn more from WebMD about how race and ethnicity influence the risk of developing breast cancer and dying from the disease.
Slideshows & Images
A Visual Guide to Breast Cancer
This overview covers the breast cancer experience, including symptoms, tests, treatments, recovery, and prevention. Pictures show breast structure and tumors.
Slideshow: Essential Screening Tests for Women
WebMD guides women through health screenings their doctor may recommend based on their age and risk factors. Screening tests may help find diseases or conditions like cancer or diabetes early, when they are easier to treat.