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See Why Long Island Is a Breast Cancer Hot Spot

Having children later in life or not at all increases your odds of getting breast cancer

Having Children Later In Life

Beyond environmental factors, there are social factors that contribute to Long Island's increased breast cancer risk.  One of these risk factors is the age a woman gives birth.  According to many well documented studies, having children past the age of 28 increases your risk of having breast cancer.  With a faster lifestyle where women are pursuing demanding professional careers, many Long Island women are waiting to give birth into their 30's and some choose to not start a family at all.  Unbeknownst to many- this can dramatically impact the odds of getting breast cancer.