Breast Cancer Prevention at a Young Age: The LEGACY Girls Study

5/8/2013; 20 minutes

Studies attempting to identify breast cancer risk factors have focused mainly on genetics and lifestyle in adult women. However, there is growing evidence that young girls may be particularly sensitive to exposures (e.g., ionizing radiation exposure, childhood and adolescent growth, body composition, and physical activity) that are associated with either initiation of breast cancer or protection against breast cancer. (#25023)

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