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Tools to assess the risk level
Los Angeles Times

Assessing a woman’s odds of getting breast cancer is a tricky, imprecise and evolving business. Yet for all its imperfection, it is Step One in any decision a woman makes about prevention measures.

Three factors overwhelmingly influence a woman’s risk of developing a solid tumor that invades her breast tissue and threatens to spread, says UCLA oncologist Patricia Ganz: her age, her genetic makeup and her lifetime exposure to estrogen.