Do genes or the environment cause breast cancer?

Answer On One Hand: People are genetically predisposed to cancer.According to the National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine, women with either of the two genes BRCA1 and BRCA2, have a g... Read More »

Top Q&A For: Do genes or the environment cause breast cancer

If my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer in the year of '04, am I still at risk by genes?

Yes. If it runs in your family. What does the year have to do with your genetics?

Can heredity cause breast cancer?

On One Hand: Heredity Plays a RoleHeredity plays a role in a woman's risk for developing breast cancer. A woman may inherit genes from her parents that predispose her to developing breast cancer, a... Read More »

Can X-rays cause breast cancer?

On One Hand: Scientific Evidence for RiskX-rays are a type of ionizing radiation. According to a scientific review published in a 2005 issue of the Breast Cancer Research journal, ionizing radiatio... Read More »

Can radiation cause breast cancer?

Ionizing radiation can cause breast cancer, according to a January 2005 fact sheet from Cornell University. Women and girls exposed to a large number of X-rays or women treated with radiation for c... Read More »