5 Things That You Didn't Know About Preventing Breast Cancer
Preventing breast cancer is easier than you think. It's not all about major life changes - there are many simple things in life that you can do to decrease your risk of cancer each day!
1. Eat More Fish
Eating 8 ounces of oily fish a week like salmon, tuna or sardines can help lower your risk of the most common type of breast cancer - ductal carcinoma. If fish isn't for you, you can always take a fish oil supplement each day.
2. Exercise More!
Studies show that women who regularly exercise are less likely to develop breast cancer in their lifetime. If your days are too busy for a quick workout, try waking up an hour earlier and hitting the gym before work!
3. Regular Self Exams
Self exams are one of the first ways that breast cancer can be detected and now there are even apps made to remind you when to self exam! Check out Your Man Reminder app
and iBreast Check
4. Cut Back on Drinks
Women who drink 3 or more alcoholic drinks per week are 15% more likely to develop breast cancer and your risk increases by 10% for every drink after that. However, moderate drinking can help prevent death from breast cancer. Read more on the topic here
5. Quit Smoking!
There are tons of reasons to stop smoking, and this is just another! Smoking can lead to cancers of the lung, esophagus, larynx, mouth, throat, kidney, bladder, pancreas, stomach, cervix AND breast. All the more reason to drop those cigarettes!