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The distribution of breast cancer cases and deaths by age at diagnosis increase with age starting in the 40s and continue through the 50s. Using the usual cutoff-point of 1. Average-risk women should be counseled about breast self-awareness and encouraged to notify their health care provider if they experience a change. Screening tests have both benefits eg, improved health outcomes and adverse consequences eg, cost, anxiety, inconvenience, false-positive results, and other test-specific harms such as overdiagnosis and overtreatment. Autosomal dominant inheritance of early-onset breast cancer. Independent Variables To assess knowledge of breast cancer risk factors, physicians were provided 7 pairs of clinical scenarios about women older than 40 years of age and were asked to identify the woman with the greater risk of developing breast cancer during her lifetime.