Table 1

Factors associated with an increased risk of breast cancer

Family history
Early menarche (<12 years)
Late first pregnancy (after 28 years)
Current use of the OCP and for 10 years after
Late menopause
Prolonged use of HRT (particularly combined therapy)
Significant weight gain in adult life
Proliferative breast disease on biopsy (not benign disease such as a fibroadenoma)