Report: We Control Many Breast Cancer Risk Factors

December 7, 2011 - 1:41 PM
Obese Kids Custody

In a July 11, 2011 photo, Stormy Bradley, left, and her daughter Maya, 14, are seen, in Atlanta. Maya, who is 5'4" tall and weighs about 200 lbs., is part of an anti-obesity ad campaign in Georgia. A provocative article in a prominent medical journal argues that parents of extremely obese children should lose custody because they can't control their kids' weight. (AP Photo/Erik S. Lesser)

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A new report by a panel of experts takes a comprehensive look at things that affect the risk of getting breast cancer. It concludes that women should worry less about cellphones, microwaves and hair dyes and worry more about weighing or drinking too much, exercising too little, using menopause hormones and getting too much radiation from medical tests.

The report from the Institute of Medicine also says there is too little evidence to judge whether BPA and other chemicals in plastic food containers pose a breast cancer risk.

The report was paid for by Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation and was discussed Wednesday at a cancer conference in San Antonio.