Risk Factors for Breast Cancer Before Disease Appears – 1
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. Some researchers say women have breast cancer risk factors long before the disease appears.
Dr. Sherman: Many of these factors act very early in life.
Narrator: Dr. Mark Sherman is a pathologist specializing in breast cancer at the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics at the National Cancer Institute.
Dr. Sherman: I think one of the major challenges here is to think more about how we can model risk and predict risk of breast cancer, particularly among younger women.
Narrator: To better understand early risk factors, Dr. Sherman says itís important to involve younger women in studies because that may help predict future risk for older women. For more information on breast cancer risk factors, 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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