Predictors of breast cancer development in a high-risk population Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Breast Neoplasms

abstract

  • These results support current literature showing the synergistic increase in risk for patients with ADH, LCIS, and a positive family history of breast cancer. Obesity was also a strong predictor of breast cancer risk, which suggests that there may be a potentiating effect of obesity on other risk factors. Obesity may represent a modifiable risk factor, providing women with an opportunity to reduce their risk with lifestyle modification. Women with a strong family history of breast cancer or a diagnosis of ADH or LCIS may benefit most from risk-reduction strategies, chemoprevention, and surveillance.

publication date

  • October 2006

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2006.06.015

PubMed ID

  • 16978952

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 474

end page

  • 7

volume

  • 192

number

  • 4