Breast cancer is one of the main causes of death among women all over the world. If all the scary stories you’ve heard are not enough to make you sit up and take notice, here are more alarming facts that can make you schedule an appointment with your doctor ASAP.
- There is said to be a connection between lights during nighttime and breast cancer, although it’s still not completely clear if it’s residing in well-lit surroundings or another factor of urban and suburban lifestyle that can trigger the disease.
- Depression may have something to do with breast cancer. According to several studies, women dealing with depression are in higher risk of developing the disease. But researchers noted that risk factors for the disease overlap with the risk factors for depression, so it’s possible that depression is not the main cause of breast cancer.
Smoking at an early age presents higher cancer risk. Studies show that smoking while the breast tissues are still developing are more prone to breast cancer because of tobacco’s carcinogenic effects.