Did you know, that all women can get breast cancer. Even women with no family history of the disease. The two most important risk factors are being an woman, and growing older. Being diagnosed with breast cancer early, when it is small and has not spread, gives the highest chances for survival. Frequent self breast exams, yearly doctor breast exams, and mammograms starting as early 30 can give you the best chances for early detection.
- Examine your own breasts regularly and talk to your doctor if you notice any changes.
- See your doctor regularly for breast exams in your 20’s and 30’s.
- Get annual mammograms at 40 or earlier if you are at high risk (family history).
- Eat a diet high in fiber and anti antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables.
- Maintain a healthy weight. Extra weight means extra risk.
- Limit your alcohol intake.
- Do not smoke, and quit if you already do.
- Get at least 45 minutes of physical activity DAILY.
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