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Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer

85% of all breast cancer occurs in women without a family history of it.

It can be scary to think about. It can happen to anyone at any time. Although breast cancer isn’t completely preventable there are some things you can do to lower your risk.

Limit Alcohol & Smoking

It’s always a good idea to limit alcohol and smoking for your overall health.

Watch Your Weight

Obesity can increase your risk, especially if it occurs later in life.

Exercise

Not only is exercise great for your overall health and an endorphin boost, but it can help prevent breast cancer.

Breastfeed if Possible

Research suggests that breastfeeding may play a role in prevention.

Consider Your Birth Control

Talk to your doctor about the effects of any hormonal contraceptives you may take.
Although not preventative, getting screened can help you catch cancer in the early stages when it’s most treatable. It’s important to get tested at regular intervals and for most women this begins at age 40 (recommendations vary by age and risk).

As frightening as it can be to know that there is no warning and it can strike anyone, it’s comforting to know there is help. PFP | The Family Security Plan® is proud to offer Critical Illness Insurance so you can focus on getting better and not your bills. To learn more, visit our Critical Illness Insurance page.

*https://www.breastcancer.org/symptoms/understand_bc/statistics

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