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Breast Cancer: Information for Women at Increased Risk


If you have one or more relatives who have had breast cancer, you may be concerned about your own risk of getting breast cancer. This resource provides information on factors that increase your risk of breast cancer, on ways to reduce your risk and on the role of heredity in breast cancer.

This resource is not intended to give you a specific estimate of your breast cancer risk. Evaluation of your breast cancer risk is available through your health care provider. Ask your physician whether referral to a familial cancer program is appropriate for you.

Terms in the text that may be unfamiliar are printed in boldface type and are defined in the “Word
List” at the end of this resource.

Read the Breast Cancer Booklet