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Bayonne Medical Center

29 East 29th Street
Bayonne NJ 07002 
Phone: 201.858.5257
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Christ Hospital

176 Palisade Avenue
Jersey City NJ 07306 
Phone: 201.795.8280
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Hoboken UMC

308 Willow Avenue
Hoboken NJ 07030 
Phone: 201.418.1900 
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Dr. Frank Diaz and Dr. Jolanta Potoczek-Salahi
391 John F. Kennedy • Bayonne, NJ
CarePoint Health Immediate Care - Bayonne Family Practice
(201) 858-4110
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Dr. Sapan Majmundar
113 14th Street • Hoboken, NJ
CarePoint Health Immediate Care - Hoboken
(201) 683-9990
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Dr. Joven Dungo
205 9th St • Jersey City, NJ
CarePoint Health Immediate Care - Newport
(201) 653-1144
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Dr. Mohammad H. Miqbel
7511 Bergenline Ave • North Bergen, NJ
CarePoint Health Immediate Care - North Bergen
(201) 863-8032
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Dr. Edward Boylan
550 Newark Ave • Jersey City, NJ
CarePoint Health Immediate Care - Midtown
(201) 656-2300
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Dr. Alejandro Presilla
322 49th St • Union City, NJ
CarePoint Health Immediate Care - Union City
(201) 863-8667
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CarePoint Center for Breast Health

Dial 911 for life threatening emergency

Bayonne Medical Center

29 East 29th Street
Bayonne NJ 07002 
Phone: 201.858.5257
Directions

Christ Hospital

176 Palisade Avenue
Jersey City NJ 07306 
Phone: 201.795.8280
Directions

Hoboken UMC

308 Willow Avenue
Hoboken NJ 07030 
Phone: 201.418.1900 
Directions

 

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Risk factors

What is risk factor?

A risk factor is anything that may increase a person's chance of developing a disease. It may be an activity, such as smoking, diet, family history, or many other things. Different diseases, including cancers, have different risk factors.

Knowing your risk factors for any disease can help guide you into the appropriate actions, including changing behaviors and being clinically monitored for the disease.

What are the risk factors for breast cancer?

Any woman may develop breast cancer. However, the following risk factors may increase the likelihood of developing the disease.

Risk factors that cannot be changed

  • Gender - Breast cancer occurs nearly 100 times more often in women than in men.
  • Aging - Two out of 3 women with invasive cancer are diagnosed after age 55.
  • Personal history of breast cancer - If you have had breast cancer before, you are more likely to have breast cancer again in that breast or in the other breast.
  • Radiation to the chest wall - Radiation, as treatment for other forms of cancer, especially after age 30
  • Family history and genetic factors - Having a close relative, such as a mother or sister, with breast cancer increases the risk, as does history of early breast cancer in the family and family history of male breast cancer. This includes changes in certain genes, such as BRCA1, BRCA2 and others.
  • Benign breast disease - Women with certain benign breast conditions, such as atypical hyperplasia, have an increased risk of breast cancer.
  • Early menstrual periods - Women whose periods began early in life (before age 12) have a slightly higher risk of breast cancer.
  • Late menopause - Women are at a slightly higher risk if they began menopause later in life (after age 55).

Commonly cited lifestyle-related risk factors

  • Not having children, or having your first child after age 30
  • More than 10 years use of oral contraceptives
  • Physical inactivity
  • Alcohol use (more than 2 drink per day)
  • Smoking
  • Long-term, postmenopausal use of combined estrogen and progestin (HRT) for more than five years
  • Weight gain and obesity, especially after menopause
  • Locations

    Bayonne Medical Center
    29th Street & Avenue E
    Bayonne, NJ 07002
    201.858.5000

    Christ Hospital
    176 Palisade Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ 07306
    201.795.8200

    Hoboken University Medical Center
    308 Willow Avenue
    Hoboken, NJ 07030
    201.418.1000

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