October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAST HEALTH AWARENESS: WHAT YOU CAN DO TO REDUCE YOUR RISKS. 

  • Take a good look at your diet. Cut back on fatty foods and increase fresh vegetables, especially cruciferous vegetables, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, and brussels sprouts lower the risk. 
  • Consider weight loss if appropriate. Not only will this decrease breast cancer risk but will also reduce the risk of other medical conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes. 
  • Get up and move! Regular exercise helps with weight which can reduce your breast cancer risk by 18%. Don’t smoke. 
  • Be diligent in doing monthly self-breast exams. It is important that your let your doctor know if anything looks or feels different in the meantime. 
  • Get annual mammograms. It is the best way to identify changes in the breast and early detection is essential to a cure. 

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