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.
A newly published study shows that African-American women are more likely than their white, Asian, or Hispanic counterparts to have the inherited gene mutations that increase breast cancer risk. The recent flurry of media attention on Angelina Jolie and her double mastectomy alerted many women, perhaps for the first time, to the…