breast cancer

Causes of Breast Cancer

Dr. Ranjan Kumar Mohapatra
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The common causes of breast cancer include increased age, body weight and genetics, lifestyle and environmental factors around the individual.

As such no cause is directly linked with the occurrence of the breast cancer but there is a sufficient proof that some women are at greater risk of developing breast cancer.

Increasing age, family history of breast cancer, genetic mutation mainly BRCA1 and BRCA2, environmental factors and lifestyle are some of the risk factors of breast cancer.


Dr. Ranjan Kumar Mohapatra

About the Author

Hematologist Oncologist, Medical Oncologist
Dr. Ranjan Kumar Mohapatra is a Medical Oncologist at SIMS Hospital in Vadapalani, Chennai. Dr. Ranjan specializes in Bone Marrow Transplant treatment, Solid Tumor treatment, Radiation Therapy, Chemotherapy, Chemotherapy of Haematological Malignancies and Haemato Oncology treatment. Dr. Ranjan has completed his MBBS from Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Sambalpur, Odisha in the year 1983 and MD in General Medicine from MKCG Medical College, Berhampur, Odisha in the year 1990. Further, he pursued DM in Oncology from Cancer Institute (WIA), Chennai in the year 1993. Dr. Ranjan has a membership in European Society of Medical Oncology and Indian Society of Medical and Paediatric Oncology. Later, he joined European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation. He has an experience of more than two and a half decades in the field of cancer treatments. He is registered with Orissa Medical Council in 1985. Dr. Ranjan is currently practicing at SIMS Hospital, a multispeciality centre situated in Vedapalani, Chennai. Book a FREE appointment with Dr. Ranjan Kumar Mohapatra at Elacancer.com.
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