How to Cut Your Breast Cancer Risk at Any Age: A Decade-by-Decade Guide

A womans chance of being diagnosed with breast cancer is about 1 in 233 when she's in her 30s and rises to 1 in 8 by the time shes reached 85.
Breast cancer research offers more and more evidence that you can influence your own breast cancer future by picking up some good habits—and your age says a lot about which habits are key.

The following decade-by-decade guide suggests a few steps that every woman can take to protect her breast health, with extra emphasis on monitoring any changes so that problems can be caught early, when cancer is easier to treat.

Heres what you can do to cut your breast cancer risk if youre in your...





60s or older

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Lead writer: Anne Marie O’Connor
Last Updated: September 17, 2008

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