The Different Causes Of Breast Cancer

How exactly breast cancer develops is still very uncertain, but there are classic signs that point to its development. Some signs, also known as risk factors, can be found in almost everyone, and having some or all of them does not ensure the possibility of developing the disease. Just by judging by these signs, one can never really know if the cancer can develop, and they should never be the only yardstick in formulating your chances of getting breast cancer. Just like there are way too many factors in determining your risk of getting a car accident if you sit in a car, so many factors play a role in causing breast cancer that an exact cause is very tricky to blame.

A statistical and empirical fact is that, with age, the chances of getting the cancer increase. This is a very vital piece of information and can not be discarded. Statistics also show that your risk of getting breast cancer go up if your immediate family has a history of breast cancer, and thus scientists argue that breast cancer can be genetically transmitted, or is hereditary. Unanimously, no one agreed race plays a role here, but individual studies say contrasting things. Statistics show women who bear children late in life have a higher risk factor, but it's also true that they're older. Some men do get breast cancer, though their number is very low compared to the female victims.

Birth controlling strategies can play a role; however, the idea is still underdeveloped for conclusive statements. Debates continue on the topic, but more research needs to be done to authoritatively caution women of the prevalent birth control measures.

Using alcohol is linked but then alcohol can play a big part in furthering the development of any type of cancer. One way to combat this is bring down the amount of drinks you have each day, or if you have a higher chance sometimes cutting alcohol out entirely can help.

That is the same for people who become obese, or who have weight problems all of their lives. It increases health problems in many different areas, breast cancer being one of them. And again, you can help fight that by doing a little bit of exercise a few times of week. Prevention is the key to beating this.

As stated above, there are so many different causes for getting breast cancer; it is hard to pinpoint the exact one that will cause it in every case. As more research goes on however, we may be able to find that one key, and if we are able to do that, then we can help even more people prevent themselves from developing it, and beating it quicker. Causes for developing breast cancer are innumerable, and very variable, and pinning down one of them to be the major cause is not possible. However, with research revealing new facts, the one major cause can be discovered, and then, prevention can cut down a high percentage of developing the disease, diagnosis will be better, and cure, faster.

By Roselyn Capen