Breast Cancer is one of the serious diseases that women across the world are facing nowadays. A number of issues have been increasing the overall cases year by year as well. A recently-published study, however, has found a link between childbirth and the chances of getting breast cancer. The study says that women who have given birth to a child will have a higher chance of getting breast cancer.
The study was the result of the research conducted by the University of North Carolina and the Institute of Cancer Research in London, taking into account the data from a huge number of users. Data from 890,000 women were considered by the team, and the population included women of different ages and from many locations. The study also gives suggestions on how people should start the patterns of cancer screening.
“If your last child was at age 35, we may start screening at age 40 instead of classically at age 50 because the risks may go up after five years out. And so it’s very important now that doctors ask this question and put them into the history of the patient,” USC Norris Westside Cancer Center, David Agus, was quoted saying by CBS, on what the study has proven.
Considering the fact that the span of cancer risk can be as long as 20 years, women who have given childbirth should be more conscious about the issue and as said, should take cancer screening earlier than the normal time period. Agus also added that the results should be taken in light of the fact that breast cancer is very common when it comes to the latter part of the life.
The research team encourages women to go to their doctors and talk about the screening time so that they can prevent the cases of breast cancer at the earliest.