Breast Cancer Awareness: What you can do to reduce your risk of getting Breast Cancer

October 2, 2023 10:34 am Published by

Breast cancer affects millions of women worldwide. While you can’t change some factors, there are proactive measures you can take to lower your risk.

Maintain a  healthy weight

  • Excess body weight can increase hormone levels and the risk of breast cancer.
  • Adopting a balanced diet and engaging in regular physical activity can help you maintain a healthy weight.

Limit Alcohol Consumption

  • Alcohol can raise estrogen levels, contributing to an increased risk. Try to limit your alcohol intake to reduce your breast cancer risk.

Stay Physically Active

  • Regular exercise not only helps maintain a healthy weight, but also reduces the risk of breast cancer. Aim for at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise each week.

Breastfeed if possible.

It has been shown to have a protective effect against breast cancer.

Know your family history of breast cancer

  • Genetic factors can increase your risk.

Stay informed and consult with your healthcare provider. Remember, these steps don’t guarantee prevention, but they can help to reduce your risk of breast cancer.