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Lifestyle-related risk factors that increase the risk of breast cancer include: alcohol, recent birth control use, having children after age 30 and being overweight or obese after menopause.

Even when a woman with risk factors develops breast cancer, it is hard to know how much each factor contributed, says Cancer.org.

Researchers are certainly looking into the effects of having technology close to your body. So, maybe next time you're looking for a place to hide your cell phone, look further than your bra.


Cellular Phones
Cancer.org. Retrieved November 20, 2012.

Don't Know Where To Put Your iPhone? There's A Bra For That
Forbes.com. Retrieved November 20, 2012.

Breast Cancer
Cancer.org. Retrieved November 20, 2012.

Health: Cell Phone Warning For a Certain Group of Women.
CBS Philly. Retrieved November 19, 2012.

Reviewed November 21, 2012
by Michele Blacksberg RN
Edited by Jody Smith

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