The exact causes of Breast Cancer are not known – cancer comes about due to a myriad of conditions and situations. There is generally no one thing. However, there are preventative actions that you can take to lessen the risk of breast cancer. They include:
Unfortunately, there are some risk factors that cannot be prevented. These include:
So, what can we do? Maintain a healthy body weight, limit your alcohol intake, eat a diet that is based on whole foods and good fats, and if so inclined and capable, have children before 35 years old. For those that have the risk factors that we can’t change, be aware of them, ensure that you regularly check your breasts and implement the other recommendations for those preventable risk factors.
If you need any assistance with helping to your risks of breast cancer, please book in for an appointment.