Breast cancer awareness – 3
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Risk factors for breast cancer include a personal or family history of breast cancer, certain breast changes, and being overweight or obese after menopause. But the risk is not the same for all women of a given age group. Dr. Worta McCaskill-Stevens at the National Cancer Institute says there are differences among races.
McCaskill-Stevens: In the disparities that have been observed between African-Americans and white women, one must also consider the fact of access.
Narrator: The most important risk factor for breast cancer is age. For more information on breast cancer risk, call 1-800-4-CANCER, or visit www.cancer.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
About NIH Radio
NIH Radio offers free audio news programs from the National Institutes of Health, your reliable source for health information.
All NIH Radio content is in the public domain and can be used without charge or restriction provided that it is not used to misrepresent our agency nor used to suggest we endorse any private organization, product, or service.
NIH Radio is a service of the Office of Communications & Public Liaison.