According to Ayurveda philosophy, breast cancer is a tridoshic (involving all three body humors) disorder of breast tissue. Basic causes for breast cancer could be both hereditary and acquired. Researchers have identified hormonal, lifestyle and environmental factors that may increase your risk of breast cancer.
Basic Causes of Breast Cancer:
The risk of breast cancer goes up with age.
The risk is higher among women whose close blood relatives have this disease.
-Genetic Risk factors
Inherited changes (mutations) in certain genes like BRCA1 and BRCA2 can increase the risk.
-Personal History Of Breast Cancer
A woman with cancer in one breast has a greater chance of getting another breast cancer (this is different from a return of the first cancer).
Overall, white women are slightly more likely to get breast cancer than African-American women.
Women who began having periods early (before age 12) or who went through menopause (stopped having periods) after the age of 55 have a slightly increased risk of breast cancer.
–Dense Breast Tissue
Dense breast tissue means there is more gland tissue and less fatty tissue. Women with denser breast tissue have a higher risk of breast cancer.
Breast radiation early in life
Women who have had radiation treatment to the chest area (as treatment for another cancer) as a child or young adult have a greatly increased risk.
-Alcohol And Smoking
The use of alcohol and tobacco smoke is clearly linked to an increased risk of getting breast cancer. Even as little as one drink a day can increase risk.
–Being Overweight Or Obese
Being overweight or obese after menopause (or because of weight gain that took place as an adult) is linked to a higher risk of breast cancer.