Ways to reduce your risk of getting breast cancer

Tips to reduce your chance of getting cancer

This year it's estimated that more than 230,000 women will be diagnosed with Breast Cancer. But there are steps you can take to reduce your risk.
 

Adopting a healthy lifestyle now may help prevent breast cancer in the future.

Women who exercise 30 minutes at least three times a week are less likely to develop the disease because exercise helps boost the immune system.

But studies have not shown that a specific diet lowers the risk of breast cancer.
 

If you're going to drink alcohol, keep it to one drink or less a day.

The risk is 20 to 30% higher because alcohol uses up folic acid.

Some women, because of their genetics, will develop breast cancer, no matter their lifestyle.

But experts say cancer survivors may help prevent a recurrence by adopting these healthy habits.
 

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