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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Ways To Lower Breast Cancer Risk

Studies show that the more alcohol intake you have, the higher your risk for breast cancer. Drink less or if you're worried about it, think before you sip.

Exercise more regularly. Those with no family history of breast cancer that exercise at least six hours a week are 27% less likely to get breast cancer than those who don't exercise at all.

Eat healthier with a high-fiber diet, rich in fruits and veggies, with moderate amounts of red meat and poultry.

Stop smoking. Carcinogens in cigarettes can increase your risk, especially if you smoke before having your first child.

Familiarize yourself with the look and feel of your breasts, and watch out for any changes. For high-risk women, a mammogram is recommended as early as age 25 to establish a baseline for further exams. Otherwise, schedule a yearly testing starting at 40.

If you suspect something, call your doctor. Early diagnosis is key to survival.


teJan said...

Oopps thanks for the info:) Thanks for posting sis! Good day!