A Woman's Body Type and the Risk of Breast Cancer Fact Sheet No. 42
Warren, Barbour S.; Devine, Carol
A woman's body type can have an effect on her breast cancer risk. Being tall is associated with a small increase in breast cancer risk. Body weight, especially changes in body weight after early adulthood, are important risk factors for postmenopausal breast cancer. Most studies have suggested that breast size has no effect on breast cancer risk.
Fact sheet on the breast cancer risk of a woman's body type
United States Department of Agriculture CSREES, New York State Department of Health and Cornell University
Cornell University Program on Breast Cancer and Environmental Risk Factors
breast cancer; breast size