Breast Cancer Causes: 
Factors That Contribute to Cancer

Scientists still do not know the exact breast cancer causes, in spite of the fact that it is one of the most common cancers among women.

Although they cannot always tell why cancer forms in the body of one woman and not another, they have discovered several factors that play a role in the development of breast cancer.

Hormone Replacement Therapy

One of the biggest factors has been the use of HRT - hormone replacement therapy that was prescribed by doctors for many many years.

The number of breast cancers has dropped considerably once information came out about research which showed that hormone replacement therapy, which did not use bio-identical hormones, was causing many breast cancers.

Toxins and Environmental Factors

The other major factors contributing to the causes of breast cancer and other cancers are the massive exposure to toxins in the environment and foods, an acidic body pH which combined with poor oxygenation of the cells and the toxins, all lead to the development of cancer.

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Uncontrollable Factors

There are also several factors that seem to cause breast cancer and these cannot be controlled. These things include genetics, age and race.

  • Women around the age of 50 are more at risk to develop breast cancer.
  • Also, women who start their menstrual cycle earlier than age 11 and get menopause after the age of 50-55 are at higher risk for cancer.
  • About 5-10% of women who are diagnosed with breast cancer appear to have gotten it genetically. Some women have breast tissue that is denser, which puts them at a higher risk for cancer.
  • Race is also a factor, because Caucasian women are more likely to get breast cancer than other racial groups.

Controllable Factors

Although many factors that may lead to breast cancer cannot be controlled, there are several that can and should be controlled.

  • It appears that women who use oral contraceptives are at a higher risk for breast cancer while they are taking the medication.
  • Women who are childless or bear children in and after their 30s are at a higher risk.
  • Obesity and lack of exercise can contribute to the risk of breast cancer, so it is important for women to be physically fit and exercise regularly.
  • Limiting or completely avoiding alcohol and tobacco products will significantly reduce a woman’s risk to develop breast cancer. Smoking can also reduce the treatment options for women with breast cancer.
  • Breast implants and abortions have also been shown to be connected to breast cancer.
  • Exposure to radiation can also cause breast cancer. Radiation therapy used to be a common medical practice to check for tuberculosis, putting many women at a higher risk for breast cancer.
  • High levels of estrogen can also lead to cancer.

Fighting the Cancer

To learn more about breast cancer causes, visit Cancer Fighting Strategies. Not only can this website give you more information about breast cancer, from the stages to the treatments but, it can also provide you with access to natural products that will work with your chemotherapy and other treatments.

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