Certain subsets of women are at risk for developing breast cancer throughout their lifetimes. Become familiar with your risk factors, which will help you and your physician make informed decisions around your screening regimen. 

Risk factors for breast cancer can include:

  • Having your period at an early age
  • Not having children or having children over the age of 30
  • Dense breast tissue that makes it difficult to feel or see small breast cancers 
  • Gene mutations that predispose women to developing breast cancers


Understand your personal risk factors