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Can Breast Cancer Be Avoided? Researchers Give Their Input

Ziegler, Jan (1994) Can Breast Cancer Be Avoided? Researchers Give Their Input. Journal of the National Cancer Institute, 86 (18). pp. 1374-1375.

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Only about 55% of breast cancer cases are explainable by recognized risk factors other than age, most of which cannot be changed by the time a woman has her first mammogram. By the age of 50, heredity, in particular, is immutable, and choosing the age at which to have a first full-term pregnancy or to have children at all is a decision made years in the past. Aside from seeking medical intervention through the prophylactic use of drugs or surgery, both unproven methods, is there anything a woman can do to reduce her risk of developing a disease that will claim 46,000 lives in 1994? Maybe Yes

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Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This article is available at the publisher’s Web site. Access to the full text is subject to the publisher’s access restrictions.
Uncontrolled Keywords: breast cancer, recognized risk factors, National Cancer Institute, dietary fat, physical activity, Lifestyle Factors
Subjects: Health > Public Health > Chronic Illness & Diseases > Cancer
Health > Public Health > Health Risk Factors
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Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2007
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2011 12:47
Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.lib.umd.edu/id/eprint/692

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