Breast cancer affects people around the world and has been voted by women as their number one health fear. Therefore, women often like to know whether they are at risk for this cancer. The risk increases as you get older, but can also be affected by factors such as weight, diet and pregnancy among others. Nevertheless, a large percentage of women who develop breast cancer have no known risk factors.
The lead health news story for the vast majority of national news outlets today is “a pill that can prevent breast cancer.” If you heard this tantalizing lead-in, but missed the rest of the story – read on. As I labored away on the treadmill at the gym earlier today, excited chatter from the early-morning news crew on TV…