Is My Body Normal?

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Are women with large breasts more likely to get breast cancer?

Being well-endowed doesn’t up your chances of developing cancer. That said, being overweight does increase your risk of breast cancer. So if your curves are from your weight, you’re at a higher risk than a woman who is slim.

Big boobs can also make feeling lumps or detecting tumors more difficult. Larger breasts have more tissue, and the more tissue there is, the more you have to feel and inspect. That’s why it’s important for women with larger breasts to visit their doctor annually (if not more often) for a clinical breast exam, and to get yearly mammograms if over 40.

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