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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – New findings suggest certain risk factors can help doctors narrow down a woman’s cancer risk.
Researchers say they can predict a woman’s chances of breast, ovarian and womb cancer by measuring various risk factors.
The risk factors include body mass index, use of oral contraceptives, menopausal status and how many children a woman has had.
Researchers hope changing certain lifestyle choices can reduce the cancer risk.
The study was published in the British Medical Journal.
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