23 Jun Who is more likely to get breast cancer: someone who is flat-chested or really curvy?
Being well-endowed doesn’t up your chances of developing cancer. That said, being overweight does increase your risk of breast cancer (and other health problems). So if your curves are from added weight, you’re at a higher risk than a woman who is slim. (Obesity raises your risk of many cancers, so it’s important to try to reach and maintain a healthy weight.)
Big boobs can make feeling lumps or detecting tumors more difficult, for sure. Larger breasts have more tissue, and the more tissue there is, the more you have to feel and inspect. That’s why it’s important for women with larger breasts to visit their doctor annually (if not more often) for a clinical breast exam and get yearly mammograms if over 40.