Higher Risk For South Asians


According to a recent study done by Leicester, risk for breast cancer is higher and has increased for South Asian women. This comes as a surprise since in the past, women from this ethnic group has significant lower risk for breast cancer than the white British women. So what happened? Why the change? Why has cancer incidences risen in the past few years for this region?

The experts believe that the reason for the increase is because of the lifestyle of these women. Obesity is prevalent and this is one of the causes of cancer. Women of lower socio-economic status have higher risks because they have less opportunity to take care of themselves. Lifestyle factors such as drinking, smoking, use of oral contraceptives can also be a factor. There are no exact proof of this but it could easily be the reason.

Women are encouraged to always take care of themselves, get tested yearly and live a healthy lifestyle.