3 top ways to reduce risk of breast cancer

How to reduce your risk of breast cancer

You probably can guess and you would be right. The top three ways to reduce breast cancer are:

  • Limit your alcohol consumption. Having a little alcohol is a good thing. Over-indulging has been linked to an increased risk of breast cancer.
  • Watch your waistline. Keep your weight at a healthy level as obesity is linked to a number of cancers.
  • Exercise. A 20 minute a day exercise routine will give you the minimum amount of protection you will need. Fitness is important.

Other steps that you can take that will also help reduce risk include:

  • Make sure to avoid unnecessary radiation exposure such as a CT scan.
  • Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) helps a woman to look and feel younger. As tempting as that may be, avoid or limit use of HRT. Long-term use has been linked to ovarian and breast cancer.
  • Start your family before age 30.
  • Breast-feed your babies as long as possible.

Some of these activities, such as exercise can be of even greater impact if you extend that minimum 20 minutes a day to 45 or 60 minutes. If you have a family history of breast cancer then you certainly want to consider implementing these non-invasive measures.