There are steps that can be taken to reduce the risk of breast cancer:
Maintain a healthy weight: Obesity is a risk factor for various cancers, including breast cancer. Keeping your weight in check can help prevent breast cancer.
Stay physically active: Regular physical activity, at least 30 minutes a day, can help you maintain a healthy weight and reduce your risk. Start by focusing on achieving and maintaining a healthy weight.
Adopt a nutrient-rich diet: Your diet should include foods rich in nutrients like fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. These foods can help you manage your weight and lower the risk of several types of cancer.
Consider breastfeeding: Long-term and combined breastfeeding has been shown to reduce the risk of breast cancer.
Limit alcohol consumption: Reducing or eliminating alcohol consumption can lower your risk of breast cancer. If you choose to consume alcohol, it's best to limit it to no more than one drink per day.
Screening with mammograms
Mammograms, a type of breast screening, use techniques like MRI to detect abnormalities or lumps. While mammograms don't prevent cancer, they play a crucial role in the early detection of breast cancer, making it more likely to be curable through surgical intervention, especially if it's in the initial stages, such as DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ).
If you notice any changes in your breast or need a breast cancer screening, feel free to conveniently fill out a form or call for more information.