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.
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.