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Breast Cancer: Basics
Fact Sheets

The Basics of Breast Cancer collection includes fact sheets that explain key topics about breast cancer and risk factors. This collection is a great starting place if you're learning about breast cancer or building a foundation for further exploration.

Note: Fact sheets are available in both text and PDF (Adobe Acrobat) versions. Text versions may not include all the tables and figures and may have slightly different formatting. If you want an exact copy of the original fact sheet, choose the PDF version. (To read PDF files, get the free Acrobat Reader.)

dot  Fact Sheets for Breast Cancer: Basics
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  No. 05  

Biology of Breast Cancer

  Text | PDF | Bibliography
  No. 03  

Breast Cancer Rates

  Text | PDF | Bibliography
  No. 29  

Breast-feeding: Breast Cancer Risk

  Text | PDF | Bibliography
  No. 45  

Chemicals: Breast Cancer Risk

  Text | PDF | Bibliography
  No. 08  

Childhood Events: Breast Cancer Risk

  Text | PDF | Bibliography
  No. 09  

Estrogen: Breast Cancer Risk

  Text | PDF | Bibliography
  No. 10  

Estrogen: What Affects Exposure

  Text | PDF | Bibliography
  No. 48  

Family History: Breast Cancer Risk

  Text | PDF | Bibliography

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Bio & Environmental Monitoring
Breast Cancer: Biology
Chemicals
Chemicals in Food and Water
Diet
Endocrine Disruption
Genetics/Inheritance

Lifestyle
Pesticides
Pesticides: Reducing Exposure
Radiation
Understanding Risk Factors
Survival