Breast cancer is one of the most common types of malignancy, women may get during their lives.

You may be surprised but not only women may develop this health issue. In 1% of cases breast cancer appears in men, even though they don't have milk ducts.

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Despite great progress in medicine, it's not clear enough, why do some breast cells start to grow out of control.

Cancerous cells become deathless and tend to grow very fast, forming a tumor. Sometimes they have ability to spread (metastasize) to lymph nodes, nearby tissues and distant body areas.

You've probably heard popular myths, which claim that taking dairy and caffeine may boost your risks of getting breast cancer.

Another widespread misbelief associate using cell phones and microwaves with cancer occurrence. However researches haven't proved this assumption.

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Scientists say that about 5-10% of breast cancer cases have a close link with inherited mutations in BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes.

According to statistic data, those who started periods before 12 years old, have higher chances of developing breast malignancy. The same situation is about women, who enter menopause at older age.

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While we can't changes our genes and family history, it's completely possible to modify some factors, which can really increase your risks of breast cancer:

#1. Being overweight or obese – it was found that fat can produce small amounts of estrogen. Therefore, women, who carry too much of excessive weight, may have higher chances of getting breast cancer.

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#2. Occupation – being exposed to carcinogenic chemicals can be a great risk factor for some cancers. One study has also showed that night shift workers are much more likely to develop breast cancer.

#3. Hormonal therapy – taking hormone replacement therapy for relieving menopause symptoms may increase hazards of having malignant tumor in the breast tissue.

#4. Conceiving first after the age 30 – specialists say that women, who have born their first baby at older age, are at high-risk group for breast cancer.

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#5. Never carrying pregnancy – studies found that women, who haven’t being pregnant in the life, experience breast cancer more often that those, who have carried at least one pregnancy.

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#6. Misusing alcohol – regular alcohol consumption is associated with higher risks of breast malignancy, according to the studies.

#7. Exposure to radiation – radiation treatment, prescribed for other kind of cancer, may trigger growth and division of malignant cells in the breast.

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