What is meant by (Risk Factors)?
Risk Factors are Conditions or Situations that increase the possibilities of having Breast Cancer among the population.
In Ontario, Canada and Toronto in particular, Breast Cancer is considered by far the most common type of cancer among women in this city, mounting approximately 25% of all New Cases of Cancer.
According to Toronto, Public Health website https://www.toronto.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/85a1-tph-hsi-breast-cancer-may-16-2017 Since 2003, the Breast Cancer Hospitalization and Mortality rates are in a decline until now, which means a good news for patients with Breast Cancer in this city. Compared to other cities in the Province, Toronto has the highest hospitalization rate so far, but the lowest mortality.
What are the Risk Factor for Breast Cancer
Personal History of Breast Cancer: Patients who have been diagnosed with breast cancer in the past, are more liable to get new breast cancer if compared to the general population.
Family History of Breast and other Cancers: Hormone-sensitive cancers such as Ovarian and Endometrial Cancers if present in the first degree relatives are considered a high family related Risk Factors
Reproductive History: Research revealed that women who are not pregnant or have low parity are more liable to have breast cancer than others who have children.
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT): Women who received hormone replacement therapy during their reproductive life have more chances to develop breast cancer than those who don’t use the HRT.
Oral Contraceptives: Patients who used oral contraceptive pills for more 10 years are more liable to develop Breast Cancer than those who don’t use it or use the pills for a shorter period of time.
How can you reduce your chances to have Breast Cancer?
The simple answer to this question is to avoid as much as you can the Risk Factors mentioned above that can lead to the development of Breast Cancer. You may need to receive natural supplements or dietary changes to reduce your chances of getting breast cancer, if you need help regarding protection against breast cancer, don’t worry just contact the clinic for any questions/ help by clicking on these links
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