Being a woman puts you at risk of getting breast cancer. This risk increases as you grow older. Several factors further increase your risk. A woman is at a higher than average risk for breast cancer if one or more of the following applies to her:
However, most women who have breast cancer have none of the above risk factors. Likewise, not possessing any of these risk factors does not mean that you will not get breast cancer. There are ongoing researches to learn more about these factors, as well as, ways to prevent breast cancer.