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Breast Cancer Risk Factors and Screening with Dr. Larissa Korde

Breast Cancer Risk Factors and Screening with Dr. Larissa Korde

Breast Cancer Risk Factors and Screening Breast cancer is the second most common type of cancer in women. Knowing your risk factors and getting screened early gives you a better chance for a cure. Age and family history are the two best indicators for risk of breast cancer that cannot be changed. Having a number of family members with breast cancer is also an indicator of genetically inherited types of breast cancer. The top 3 things that influence breast cancer risk that can be changed are diet, weight and physical activity.

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Breast Cancer Risk Factors with Dr. Larissa Korde

Dr. Larissa Korde discusses risk factors for breast cancer in this KOMO interview with Kent Phillips. It?s important to know that breast cancer risk increases with age but also that family history is also a very strong risk factor. If a woman?s mother, sister or daughter has breast cancer, she may be at increased risk. It is important to know your family history and discuss it with your doctor and also get a mammogram every year beginning at age 40.

Breast Cancer Screening with Dr. Larissa Korde

Recommendations for Screening Mammography Dr. Larissa Korde discusses early detection of breast cancer in this KOMO interview. Currently in the United States about one in eight women will develop breast cancer. Many women don?t have the family history or personal risk factors associated with the disease. The American Cancer Society and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance guidelines recommend women begin screening mammography at age 40 and continue annually.