Pregnancy and Breast Cancer – 2
Narrator: This is Health Matters. Researchers know that women who get pregnant at a younger age have a lower risk of breast cancer. Dr. Louise Brinton at the National Cancer Institute, says there is roughly a three-fold difference in risk between a woman who has a first birth at age 35, and one who has a first birth prior to the age of eighteen.
Dr. Brinton: So it’s quite a substantial difference in risk, and we see really a linear increase in risk starting with very early ages at first birth, and then continuing to rise the longer a woman delays her first birth.
Narrator: For more information on pregnancy and breast cancer risk, 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.
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