Breast cancer is the second most common form of cancer in women and in the United Stated, is affecting one in every eight women.
A few key factors in beating this statistic and detecting breast cancer early is monthly self breast exams, regular clinical exams and yearly mammograms.
Unfortunately, breast cancer cannot be prevented. But there are a few things that all women can do to reduce their risk. If cancer is found early, it may be treatable.
Add these healthy habits to your lifestyle to decrease the risk for breast cancer:
- Maintain a healthy body weight
- Include daily exercise into your lifestyle
- Drink alcohol in moderation
- Do not smoke
- Know your family health history
- Schedule yearly mammograms starting at the age of 40, unless otherwise stated by your primary care physician.
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