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Breast Cancer Risk Factors Unveiled by Oncologist

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Professor Alexander Siryakov, an oncologist, said that the main factor in the development of breast cancer is heredity.

In an interview with the Izvestia newspaper, the professor points out that the risk factors for developing breast cancer in women are first heredity, then age, abortion, obesity, chronic stress, and many other factors.

According to him, about 15 genetic mutations are currently known that make women predisposed to breast cancer. Among them are mutations in the BRCA-1 and BRCA-2, CHEK2, NBS1 genes, which are usually checked first.

He says: “In other cases, called sporadic, i.e. random, often affect the development of breast cancer – poor environmental conditions and poor production of female sex hormones (progesterone and estrogen), hormonal disorders, age over 40, miscarriage, severe chronic stress, obesity. , lack of physical activity, bad habits (smoking and drinking alcohol) and a number of other factors.

And the professor recommends, as a precautionary measure, to exclude all these factors. Women carriers of the BRCA-1 and BRCA-2 genes should not neglect this and undergo an ultrasound and x-ray examination, as well as a CT scan once a year, visit a gynecologist.

Source: Izvestia newspaper.

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