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17 Feb 2004

Are your chances of getting breat cancer over 30 doubled?

I have heard that your chances of getting breast cancer over the age of 30 is doubled if you do not have children before 30... Is this true???

Thank you for your time!
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01 Jan 0001

Nikstar, the chance of developing breast cancer does increase the longer you wait to have children, but whether it doubles the moment you pass 30, is open for debate. Some studies have shown that you have a 10 times higher chance of developing breast cancer in the 20-40 year age bracket than the 20-30 year age bracket. The problem is that many of the studies have been influenced by things like family history, medical history, environmental influences, etc. Good luck.
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