10 Breast Cancer Risk Factors
1. Has a habit of smoking or drinking frequently
2. First menstruation at a young age(before 10 years old)
3. Menopause at a later age（after 55 years old）
4. Have never given birth
5. Late pregnancy
7. Has a family member with breast/ovarian cancer (Close family such as mother or sister)
8. Has had breast disease in the past
9. Undergoing long-term hormone treatment
10.Have been told to have dense breasts during mammography test
Frequently Asked Questions
Q：Is breast cancer genetic/heritable?
A：There are some cases where breast cancer is genetically inherited; however they only make up 5-10% of all cases.
Q： Are there any relations between daily habit and risks of development of breast cancer?
A：The risks most-likely increase by smoking and drinking alcohol. There are still risks of developing breast cancer even if you are vegetarian, do exercise regularly, sleep well and live a healthy life. Also get regular check-ups.
A Dozen Signs of Breast Cancer
How can you detect abnormalities? What do anomalies relating to breast cancer look like? What does breast cancer feel like?
We have used lemons to help you better understand – and recognize – the signs of breast cancer.
3. Skin erosion
4. Redness or heat
5. New fluid
8. Growing vein
9. Nipple retraction
11.”Orange peel” skin
Anatomy of the Breast
The breast is mostly fatty tissue surrounding the milk ducts and lobes on the tips close to the ribs and the reservoir on the other end, as well as the lymph nodes. When exploring the breast with your fingertips, the milk lobes feel like soft peas, while the lymph nodes feel like soft beans.
Q：What does breast cancer feel like?
A：Look at the lemon on the right (❷This is what breast cancer feels like)
Different from milk lobes or lymph nodes, a cancerous lump is often hard and does not move around.
It is essential to know what your “normal” breast condition is, by carrying out a breast self-examination every month. You are ready to apply what you have learned from our lemon analogies to your once-a-month self-examination, looking out for typical signs of breast cancer!
HOW TO SELF-CHECK ABOUT THE LEMON PROJECT