Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Calculator

Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Calculator

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Do you know breast cancer can be treated and cured completely if detected early? Nearly 269,000 breast cancer patients die in low-income and middle-income countries due to late diagnosis. As increasing age is the major risk factor for breast cancer, all women aged 40 years or more must take mammography every 1-2 years. Mammograms can be of 2 types – Screening and Diagnostic. Breast cancer screening is used for women with no signs or symptoms of breast cancer and can detect breast calcifications. Diagnostic mammography is used for women experiencing breast pain, lumps and other signs of breast cancer or to assess the result obtained from screening mammogram.

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Breast Cancer Risk Assessment

tool and know your risk of developing breast cancer in the next 5 years and over your lifetime (90 years).

Select Your Details
Ethnicity*
Do you have a medical history of any breast cancer (ductal carcinoma in situ or lobular carcinoma in situ)?* Yes   No
Age *
What was your age at the time of first menstrual period or puberty?*
What was your age at the time of first live birth of a child?*
How many of your first degree relatives have had breast cancer?*
Have you ever had breast biopsy?*
* Required

Breast Cancer Facts

  • Estrogen and progesterone (female hormones) trigger the growth of breast cancer cells. This is the reason for breast cancer being more common among women than men.
  • Breast cancer awareness month is marked on October every year.
  • Women delivering 1st baby after 30 years have more chances of developing breast cancer later in their life.
  • Breast cancer risk increases for women who have not given birth to a child.
  • Breastfeeding for a long time, at least a year reduces the risk of breast cancer.
  • Full-term pregnancy lowers the risk of endometrial and ovarian cancer.
  • Two types of breast cancer include ductal carcinoma (originates in the milk duct), the most common type and lobular carcinoma (starts in the breast lobules/milk glands).
  • Some of the risk factors for breast cancer include –
    • Race – white women
    • DES (Diethylstilbestrol) – a drug taken to prevent miscarriage and other complications of pregnancy
    • High levels of estrogen
    • Family and personal history
    • Inherited Genetic mutations of BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes
    • Dense breast tissue
    • Radiation therapy before 30 years of age
    • First menstrual period before the age of 12
    • Menopause after 55 years of age
    • Overweight / obese postmenopausal women
    • Physical Inactivity
  • Certain breast cancer treatments include chemotherapy, radiotherapy, lumpectomy and mastectomy. Treatment given is based on factors like types and stages of breast cancer.
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