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Preventing Breast Cancer 

How can I prevent breast cancer?

According to the American Cancer Society, it is not known how to prevent breast cancer, but it is possible for a woman of average risk to reduce her chances of getting breast cancer with simple lifestyle changes.

  • Reducing alcohol use
  • Breast-feeding
  • Engaging in physical activity
  • Maintaining a healthy weight
  • Eating a healthy, balanced diet with at least five servings of fruits and vegetables every day

Since the causes of breast cancer are not fully understood, the most important action a woman can take to reduce her risk is to follow early detection guidelines.

Resources:
American Cancer Society
Susan G. Komen