Breast cancer is the second most common type of cancer in women, next to skin cancer. All women, regardless of age, family history, or ethnicity are at some risk of developing breast cancer. Taking steps towards breast cancer prevention may help reduce certain risk factors.
Breast Cancer Prevention
At this time, there is no definite way to prevent breast cancer. Certain risk factors, such as age or family history, cannot be changed. However, whether you are a low-risk or high-risk individual, there are certain steps that you can take steps to reduce your risk.
How you can reduce your risk factors for breast cancer:
Maintain a healthy weight
Strive for a full night of sleep every night
Minimize your alcohol intake to no more than 1 per day
Avoid carcinogens such as cigarette smoke
Limit your exposure to radiation from certain imaging tests (CT, MRI, PET, and X-rays)
Speak to your doctor if you are undergoing hormonal therapy or birth control; these may increase your risk
Consult with your doctor about whether screening tests are appropriate for you, especially if you are an individual at higher risk.
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