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So-Called 'Apple Shape' Not a Risk Factor for Breast Cancer: Study

Overweight, not waist size, was tied to higher odds of developing disease in older women

Know Your Risks

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women (other than skin cancer). The American Cancer Society reports the breast cancer death rate is declining, probably because of earlier detection and improved treatment. This short assessment will help you determine if you have major risk factors for breast cancer.

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Podcast: Younger Women Need to Be Vigilant About Breast Cancer As you grow older, your chance of ... developing breast cancer increases. In fact, two-thirds of cases occur in women ages 55 and older