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Title: A Woman's Body Type and the Risk of Breast Cancer Fact Sheet No. 42
Authors: Warren, Barbour S.
Devine, Carol
Keywords: breast cancer
breast size
Issue Date: Aug-2001
Publisher: Cornell University Program on Breast Cancer and Environmental Risk Factors
Abstract: A woman's body type can have an effect on her breast cancer risk. Being tall is associated with a small increase in breast cancer risk. Body weight, especially changes in body weight after early adulthood, are important risk factors for postmenopausal breast cancer. Most studies have suggested that breast size has no effect on breast cancer risk.
Description: Fact sheet on the breast cancer risk of a woman's body type
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