Women at risk for breast cancer
Risk Factors for Breast Cancer - WebMD
Overweight and obese women have a higher risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer compared to women who maintain a healthy weight, especially after menopause. Being overweight also can increase the risk of the breast cancer coming back (recurrence) in women who have had the disease.
Breast Cancer Risk Factors
Most women have some risk factors, but most women do not get breast cancer. If you have breast cancer risk factors, talk with your doctor about ways you can lower your risk and about screening for breast cancer. Risk factors include Getting older. The risk for breast cancer increases with age; most breast cancers are diagnosed after age 50.
Breast Cancer Risk and Prevention
Women who have a high percentage of breast tissue that appears dense on a mammogram have a higher risk of breast cancer than women of similar age who have little or no dense breast tissue. In general, younger women have denser breasts than older women.