Breast cancer risk factors
If you have any of the following risk factors for breast cancer, talk with your doctor about the right mammogram screening for you. Your doctor can help you navigate your options and take steps to better protect your breast health.
Age: Your risk goes up the older you get.
Ethnicity: Hispanic and African American women may be at an increased risk.
Genetics: Heredity and gene defects play a role 5-10% of the time.
Family history: A first-degree relative doubles your risk, but 75% of women have no family history.
Weight: Overweight or obese women have a higher risk.
Dense breasts: The risk is 1.4x greater in women with dense breast tissue.