Important information for women about their breast cancer risks

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Triple negative breast cancer has lower survival rates and is defined more by what it is ‘not.’

Dr. Priyanka Sharma, University of Kansas Cancer Center, says it is not a death sentence, though.

The University of Kansas Cancer Center is putting together a registry, the first of its kind in the world.

Dr. Sharma says they still don’t understand the molecular drivers and biology of Triple Negative Cancer.

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There are three main risk factors for breast cancer: Age, family history, and a pre-cancerous biopsy. Dr. Carol Fabian, Breast Cancer Prevention Center & Survivorship Center director, says women who are obese have an increased risk of breast cancer. Your risk of getting breast cancer increases as you age. Alcohol can also become a risk factor.  Learn more about breast cancer prevention in the video player below.


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