Pregnancy and Breast Cancer – 3
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. Getting pregnant at a later age, may increase risk for breast cancer.
Dr. Brinton: Now we have many women who are delaying their first births until after the age of thirty-five or oftentimes after the age of forty so it’s of concern that those women are probably placing themselves at a high risk of breast cancer.
Narrator: Dr. Louise Brinton at the National Cancer Institute says women in developing countries, who give birth at younger ages, have typically had lower rates of breast cancer.
Brinton: But as those cultures are changing, and more and more women are delaying the ages at which they have a first birth and also having fewer children we’re seeing their rates of breast cancer rise.
Narrator: For more information on pregnancy and breast cancer, 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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