Early Detection: Breast Cancer

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Some risk factors associated with breast cancer

  • Age (getting older)
  • Age at first period (before age 12)
  • Age at menopause (age 55 or older)
  • Alcohol consumption (2-4 drinks per day)
  • Being overweight or weight gain
  • Family history of breast cancer
  • High bone density
  • Inactivity
  • Personal history of cancer

Early detection and disease prevention

  • We also know that inactivity contributes to disease. These Physical Activity Guidelines outline recommended activity guidelines for everyone – for Children & Adolescents (Ages 6-17), Adults (Ages 18-64) and Older Adults (64 and over).

IMPORTANT: This information is provided as a community service. It is not intended as medical advice. Contact your personal physician about your individual health care needs and for advice about starting a new exercise program.