Assessing women's potential risk of developing breast cancer.

  title={Assessing women's potential risk of developing breast cancer.},
  author={Victor G. Vogel},
  volume={10 10},
  pages={1451-8, 1461; discussion 1462-3}
Available data show that women tend to overestimate their risk of developing breast cancer. Available models allow for the rapid identification of women who are at increased risk for breast cancer, along with a quantitative estimate of their probability of developing breast cancer over a period of years or by a certain age. Important risk factors include age; family history of breast cancer in first-degree (mother, sister, or daughter) or second-degree (aunt or grandmother) relatives; history… CONTINUE READING

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