(WWLP) – October is breast cancer awareness month. Studies have shown that your risk for breast cancer is due to a combination of factors.
Some of those factors include, being older than 50, having a history of breast cancer, and not being physically active. Also, older women who are overweight or obese have a higher risk of getting breast cancer than those at a normal weight.
Studies show that a woman’s risk for breast cancer increases with the more alcohol she drinks, too. Health experts suggest talking to your doctor about ways to reduce your risk.