Delay childbirth to thwart cancer

Delaying the arrival of your first baby by a few years could reduce the risk of developing a rare, but aggressive form of breast cancer.  Research published in the journal Breast Cancer and Treatment found that if a women delays having her first child for 15 years after her first menstrual period, she could reduce her risk of triple-negative breast cancer by up to 60 percent.

Triple-negative breast cancer, while rare, is an extremely aggressive form of breast cancer because it does not depend on hormones to grow.  It also does not respond to the hormone-blocking drugs traditionally used to fight breast cancer.

Previous studies have found that once a woman has a child, opting to breast feed can protect against triple-negative breast cancer.

[Sourced from: Medical News Today, Younger Women May Be Able To Reduce The Risk Of An Aggressive Form Of Breast Cancer By Delaying Childbirth](Young women who wait at least 15 years after their first menstrual period to have their first child could reduce their risk of triple-negative breast cancer by up to 60 percent. Triple negative breast cancer is relatively uncommon, but can be extremely a)