It’s important to know your breast cancer risk. Take this brief quiz to find out your cancer risk. This brief questionnaire will help you determine whether you should be further evaluated for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer syndrome, Lynch syndrome, or other hereditary cancers. Take the quiz.
Factors that can increase your chances of getting breast cancer:
- Gender– Women are at higher risk than men.
- Aging – Your risk of developing breast cancer increases as you become older.
- Genetics – Some breast cancer cases are associated with abnormalities in genes such as BRCA1 and BRCA2.
- Family history of breast cancer– Breast cancer risk is higher among women who have relatives with this disease.
- Personal history of breast cancer– If you have cancer in one breast, you have an increased risk of developing a new cancer in the other breast or in another part of the same breast.
- Race and ethnicity– Breast cancer is more common in African-American women under 45 years of age. However, above 45 years old, white women are slightly more likely to develop breast cancer than are African-American women.
- Lifestyle-related factors: Breast cancer risk can be higher in women based on their diet, obesity, physical activity, alcohol intake, smoking, chemicals in the environment and other factors.