Happy Monday guys. October is breast cancer awareness month, this month always holds a special place in my heart. We are wearing pink to bring awareness to this great cause.
As you may know, breast cancer is still the second leading cause of death amongst women. Although much progress has been made in its research and treatment, there is still a lot to be done. One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime and most does not have any family history of the disease. This is why it is so vital to do monthly breast self-exams, click here to see how it’s done. It is also important to schedule regular clinical breast exams and mammograms because early detection in the localize state increases chances of survival.
Even though there isn’t a cure, there are things that could potentially lower your chance risk and I’ve listed them below:
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Be physically active (exercise daily)
- Limit or avoid alcohol
- Quit smoking
- Maintain a healthy diet that is low in processed foods, sugar and trans fat.