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Is breast size related to the risk of developing breast cancer?

Is breast size related to the risk of developing breast cancer? Experts are trying to find out whether there is a relationship between breast volume and the rise of cancerous growth. Previous studies suggest that certain links can be here.

Dangerous genes?
There are many risk factors behind breast cancer. Do they include breast size? Researchers from California looked at data from more than 16,000 women of European descent. They were particularly interested in the following information:
Size bra,
age,
Genetic origin (exploration of ancestry origin),
Personal history (a collection of diseases),
The number of pregnancies and the length of breastfeeding.

The study found that a larger breast size in young women is associated with a slightly higher risk of breast cancer. Experts also identified genes that are directly related to the growth and size of the breasts. They found that the same genes that affect breast size are related to the onset of malignant growth. Researchers found seven genetic factors significantly associated with breast size. And specifically, three of these factors are closely related to breast cancer.

No panic yet

The research, which was published by Harvard scientists, also suggests a link between breast size and cancer risk. Researchers have found that slender women with a size D or big bra have almost double the risk of breast cancer compared to slender women with a size A bra or less. However, researchers do not want to scare the women with a more busty bust. Studies only indicate a link between breast size and the risk of breast cancer, not one being the cause of the other. It certainly does not mean that two women with the same big bust have the same risk that they are breast cancer. It is also not true that the larger the breasts, the greater the possibility of breast cancer their owner threatens.

Looking further

According to Nicholas Eriksson, research director, it is not yet possible to define precisely the relationship between breast size, breast tissue density, female obesity, and breast cancer. It will be an effort of scientists to make further research to contribute to understanding relationships have led to the development of new screening methods for early detection of this disease. Today is a widely used mammographic screening method for women from 45 years of age.


Source: Cancer Treatment



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