Dr. Adamson discusses if women who have babies later in life are at greater risk for developing breast cancer.
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Breast Cancer Risk Due to Having Babies Later in Life There are many advantages to having children, not the least of which of course is having the child and the family life but there are also some medical advantages. Women who have children actually have a lower rate of breast cancer and also a lower rate of ovarian cancer. So there are definitely some real reproductive health benefits of having children and these benefits tend to be greater if the woman has more babies and has them younger. Now this by and of itself of course is not a reason to have a baby but it is certainly one of the benefits of having children.