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About one in eight women will develop breast cancer over the course of their life. This is why it is so important for women to practice good breast health. Healthy diet, exercise, and performing regular self-breast exams can help you achieve good breast health. Bring any lumps, differences, or irregularities to your doctor’s attention as soon as possible. When caught early, the prognosis for breast cancer survival is rather good.
Aside from regular breast exams, there are other lifestyle changes you can incorporate into your life to keep your breasts healthy and lower your risk of breast cancer.
- Maintain a Healthy Body Weight
- Exercise – Aim to get 30 minutes of moderate exercise at least five days a week.
- Minimize or Eliminate Alcohol
- Quit Smoking – The risk of breast cancer and other cancers are reduced by quitting.
- Eat a Balanced Diet – Vegetables such as broccoli and dark leafy greens have been shown to reduce the risk of breast cancer.
- Breastfeeding – Research has shown that mothers who breastfed their baby for the first six months had a lower chance of developing breast cancer.