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What Are the Risk Factors for Metastatic Breast Cancer?

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One in eight women is at risk.
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Main risk factors for MBC in women


Genetic mutations in the BRCA1 and/or BRCA2 genes is a risk factor for early stage breast cancer.
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Do risk factors for MBC differ from risk factors for earlier stage breast cancer?


risk factors for earlier stage breast cancer in women taking oral contraceptives
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Other differences in risk between MBC and earlier stage breast cancer


Men can get breast cancer too.
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Yes, men have MBC too (but it's rare)


Family history of breast cancer is a major risk factor for men getting breast cancer.
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What are the risk factors for breast cancer in men?


Hot work environments like steel mills can increase men's risk of MBC.

Additional risk factors for breast cancer in men


Aging is a major risk factor for MBC

Why is age a risk factor?


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Surveillance is important


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What is ‘triple negative’ breast cancer?


Doctor discussing with patient triple negative breast cancer diagnosis
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Successful treatments


Scientist researching new treatments.
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Future of treatment


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Tools for learning more about MBC risk


Judi Ebbert, PhD, MPH, RN

Judi Ebbert, PhD, MPH, RN

@judithebbert

Judi Ebbert earned her PhD at the University of South Florida’s College of Public Health. She has worked at three NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers and is a writer/editor at Moffitt Cancer Center. Judi has great interest in chronic disease prevention and treatment, and is an advocate for equitable access to care and optimal quality of life for all people. She loves swimming, her dogs and cats, great food, art, humor, and cinematic thrillers. She’s on Twitter @judithebbert.