Breast Cancer Risk Increases with Age
October 14, 2010 2 Comments
By Sara Lee Kessler
The risk of breast cancer increases with age. Alyson Slutzky, a breast cancer social worker at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, attributes the increase to many women’s mistaken belief that after menopause they are no longer at risk for breast cancer. Women have a one in eight lifetime risk of developing breast cancer, a risk that increases with age.