Test Your Breast Cancer IQ

Do you know everything you need to know about breast cancer? Test your breast cancer IQ with this quiz.

1. The greatest risk of breast cancer occurs at what age?

A) under 30

B) 30-49

C) 50 and over

Answer is C. A woman’s risk of developing breast cancer increases with age. About 78 percent of women with breast cancer are over age 50 at the time of diagnosis.

2.   Most women diagnosed with breast cancer have

A) a family history of the disease

B) lumpy breast tissue

C) high stress levels

D) all of the above

E) none of the above

Answer is E. For the majority of women diagnosed with breast cancer, their main risk factors are being a woman and growing older. That’s why annual mammograms are so important to help detect cancer early.

3.  Which item has no effect on the risk of breast cancer?

A) alcohol

B) excess weight

C) exercise

D) preservatives in food

E) hormone replacement therapy (HRT)

Answer is D. Foods that contain preservatives do not appear to affect the risk for breast cancer, but the other four items do.

4.   Which of these has been proven to increase breast cancer risk?

A) cell phones

B) underwire bras

C) antiperspirants

D) breast implants

E) all of the above

F) none of the above

Answer is F. Rumors have been widespread, but no studies have shown that antiperspirants, underwire bras, cell phones or breast implants can increase the risk of, much less cause, breast cancer.

Source: Cancer.org

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