Ways to Help Reduce Your Chance of Breast Cancer

Think Pink! October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Did you know that besides skin cancer, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among American women? In 2020, about 30% of newly diagnosed cancers in women will be breast cancer.*

Although breast cancer is not completely preventable there are some things you should be mindful of to help lower your risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer.

Stay Active and Exercise Regularly

Staying physically active is not only great for your overall health, but many studies have shown that regular exercise is linked with lowering your risk of breast cancer.

Healthy Eating Habits

Load up on fruits and vegetables! Choosing to reach for the veggies as a snack instead of the potato chips can have positive affects in preventing breast cancer.

Limit Alcohol and Tobacco Consumption

It is known that even low levels of alcohol or tobacco consumption increases your risk for breast cancer. For women that do drink, they should limit their intake to 1 alcoholic drink per day.

Maintain a Healthy Weight

Unhealthy weight gain in adults is linked to higher risk of breast cancer later in life. It is recommended to avoid gaining unnecessary weight by pairing appropriate physical activity with your food intake.

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* https://www.breastcancer.org/symptoms/understand_bc/statistics
** https://www.cancer.org/cancer/breast-cancer/risk-and-prevention/can-i-lower-my-risk.html