breast cancer

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Noun1.breast cancer - cancer of the breast; one of the most common malignancies in women in the US
carcinoma - any malignant tumor derived from epithelial tissue; one of the four major types of cancer
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To reach the findings, the researchers conducted a large study of more than 400,000 women to specifically look at family history as a breast cancer risk factor in two groups of women, ages 65-74 and 75 and older.
ACC interleukin-10 gene promoter haplotype as a breast cancer risk factor predictor among Jordanian females.
Fat tissue also produces excess estrogen, another breast cancer risk factor, the FoxNews said.
Kapil Kumar, Senior Consultant and Head of Breast, Thoracic and Soft Tissue Services, RGCI & RC highlighted low level of physical activity leading to obesity as a prime breast cancer risk factor among women.
Smoking is not as generally accepted as a breast cancer risk factor, but a recent Canadian expert panel concluded that there is a small, but real, increase.
Nonetheless, BMI serves as a breast cancer risk factor independent of serum estrogen levels (17), suggesting that mechanisms other than estrogen stimulation of the breast influence breast cancer risk.
Because this polymorphism is associated with lower production of the cytokine (15) and because IL-10 may play a protective and preventive role, at least in some cancers, it is conceivable that the IL-10 AA genotype might represent a breast cancer risk factor of low penetrance.
However, BMI functions as a breast cancer risk factor regardless of the levels of serum estrogen, which suggests that breast cancer risk is influenced by mechanisms apart from the estrogen stimulation of the breast.
It is almost never covered by insurance for women whose only breast cancer risk factor is the identification of dense breasts on mammography.
Where almost 43-44% urban women said old age may or may not be a breast cancer risk factor, 12.
It is reassuring that elevated breast density, a prevalent and strong breast cancer risk factor, was not associated with risk of breast cancer death or death from any cause in this large, prospective study," they said.
The ATM gene is known to play a role in cells' response to DNA damage caused by ionizing radiation, another breast cancer risk factor.

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