Causes and Preventive measures for breast cancer

Breast cancer is the development of cancer in the breasts and the symptoms include presence of lumps in the breast, milky discharge from the nipples or changes in the shape or size of the breasts.


The exact causes of breast cancer are yet to be known and it is said that it happens when the cells present in the breasts start multiplying abnormally and faster as compared to the healthy cells. This leads to the formation of a lump and this can spread throughout the breasts. In fact, it can also spread to the other parts of the body and also the lymph nodes present in the breast.

Breast cancer can also be caused due to genes inherited from parents and that percentage is 5 – 10%. There are however, several risk factors that are responsible for the development of breast cancer and some of the include the fact that you are a woman, obesity, ionization radiation, early menstruation age, lack of physical exercise, having no children or late children, old age, drinking alcohol, hormone therapy and a few others.


As there are several risk factors that increase the chances of having breast cancer, there are ways by which it can be prevented. Obviously, preventing the risk factors is what you need to do first. Here is a list that you can follow:

  • Regular exercise, a healthy lifestyle and a balanced diet can prevent this disease
  • Breastfeeding also reduces the risk of breast cancer
  • Medication and mastectomy is recommended to women who have a high chance of acquiring this disease

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Causes and Preventive measures for breast cancer

Patrick Borgen MD

Dr. Patrick I. Borgen is Chair of the Department of Surgery at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. He also heads the Brooklyn Breast Cancer Program at the Maimonides Cancer Center – the only dedicated cancer center in Brooklyn. Dr. Borgen was recruited from Memorial Sloan Kettering where he served as Chief of Breast Services, Head of the Breast Cancer Research Laboratory, and Director of the Breast Cancer Disease Management Team.

Patrick Borgen

Patrik Borgen MD has received numerous research grants from the National Institutes of Health, the American Cancer Society, the US Army and the National Cancer Institute. Widely published in peer – reviewed publications, Dr. Borgen is on the Editorial Board of Annals of Surgical Oncology, and on the Peer Review Board of The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). He is Guest Editor for: Surgery, Annals of Surgery, The Journal of the American College of Surgeons, Breast Diseases, Breast Diseases Quarterly, The Breast Journal, The Lancet, Archives of Surgery and Journal of Clinical Oncology. He is editor of three major textbooks on breast disease, and has contributed chapters to 15 other texts. To date, he has published over 200 articles in peer reviewed journals, 139 abstracts and 15 editorials.

Dr. Patrick Borgen has been Chairman of the American College of Surgeons Breast Cancer Trials Group, as well as a Member of the Executive Board of Directors of the American Society for the Study of Breast Disease. He is currently on the Executive Boards of the Breast Cancer Alliance, Inc. and of Tulane University, and a member of the American Joint Committee on Cancer, Breast Task Force.

Patrick Borgen MD