Share this information with all the new moms in your life!When you're pregnant you pay a lot of attention to your breasts. First they get bigger (and bigger…and bigger?!). Then, they start producing milk. And then you have a baby and spend most of each day feeding, pumping or tending to your sore nipples. But even with all this breast-centric behavior, you might be missing the most important thing of all: signs of breast cancer.
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The risk for breast cancer increases immediately after every full-term pregnancy and stays higher for the next 10 years. According to research funded by the Avon Foundation for Women, the rates of pregnancy-associated breast cancer (PABC) peak between 5 and 7 years after giving birth. During this time, the risk of dying from breast cancer increases 2.5-fold. And this isn't just for your first baby, but for every child after that, as well.
The reason is that the same hormones that prepare your breasts for lactation can fuel the growth of cancerous cells.Read More »from The Scary Breast Fact Every New Mom Needs to Know