We often hear the general numbers associated with a breast cancer diagnosis, for example, 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. In this podcast, Jamie DePolo, senior editor for Breastcancer.org, speaks with Dr. Alan Stolier, a surgeon at the Center for Restorative Breast Surgery, on the impact of hereditary and non-hereditary (hormonal) risk factors associated with breast cancer and how it may impact individual risk.
The podcast has been divided for listening ease. Click on the topics to hear the questions and answers.
1. Understanding Hormonal Risk
2. Hereditary Factors and Family History
3. Risk Assessment Tools
4. Breast Density
5. How to Speak to a Doctor About Breast Density and Risk
6. Risk Factors That Can Be Controlled: Manage Weight, Healthy Eating and Exercise
7. Risk Factors that Can Be Controlled: Alcohol, Smoking