8 Ways to reduce breast cancer risk


doctorWe’re nearing the end of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, however, remaining vigilant when it comes to any changes in your breasts should be something you think about throughout the year.

Breast cancer is most treatable before it advances, so making simple healthy lifestyle changes and checking regularly for anything unusual to ensure early detection could help save your life.

Here are some top tips to help you reduce breast cancer risk.

1. Examine your breasts regularly and advise your doctor of any changes.

2. See your doctor for regular breast exams in your 20’s and 30’s.

3. Get annual mammograms after 40, or earlier if you are at high risk.

4. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables rich in fibre and antioxidants.

5. Maintain a healthy weight to avoid extra risk.

6. Limit your intake of alcohol.

7. Avoid smoking, and quit if you do smoke.

8. Aim to get at least 45 minutes of physical activity per day.

For more information, visit cancer.org or BCAcampaign.com.

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