Listen to breast cancer survivor stories from real women. Heather discovered an abnormality while breastfeeding her baby daughter. An breast ultrasound and breast biopsy at ARA revealed that she had stage 3C breast cancer. She is now on the road to recovery despite a poor initial prognosis. Kathy had dense breast tissue which can obscure breast tumors. A mammogram revealed her breast cancer and she is now in recovery. Dr. Sarah Avery is a radiologist and breast imaging specialist with Austin Radiological Association. She tells us that there are many risk factors for breast cancer. The biggest one is just being female. Other risk factors include having dense breast tissue, genetics, having family members with breast cancer and being over the age of 40.