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Medical News Today: Childbirth may increase risk of breast cancer

Many believe that childbirth can protect women against breast cancer, but new findings suggest that this benefit may take 2 decades to make an appearance. Childbirth may initially increase breast cancer risk. The risk of developing breast cancer differs between individuals. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggest that several factors come into… Read More »

Body Fat and Breast Cancer

Obesity is a well-known risk factor for many kinds of cancer. So, if your weight is in the normal range and you’re not even close to obese, you might think you are relatively safe. But are you really? It turns out that new research shows that, for at least one form of cancer, just having… Read More »

Increased breast cancer risk might last decades after childbirth, study says

“What we saw was this pattern where risk was highest about five years after birth, and then it gradually declined as time went on,” said Hazel Nichols, an assistant professor of epidemiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, who was first author of the study. Yet… Read More »