breast cancer prevention

Reduce your Risk of Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to raise awareness about the impact of breast cancer. Early detection saves lives.

What can I do to reduce my risk of Breast Cancer?

Although you cannot prevent breast cancer, there are some healthy habits that have shown to reduce your risk:

  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Stay physically active
  • Eat fruits and vegetables
  • Do not smoke
  • Limit alcohol consumption

Early Detection

According to the American Cancer Society, when breast cancer is detected early, and is in the localized stage, the 5-year relative survival rate is 99%. Please practice these early detection habits regularly and set a monthly/yearly reminder in your calendar to help you remember.

  • Breast self-examination (monthly) – know the changes in your breasts, such as lumps, dimpling, and redness may include abnormal tissue. Make a note of it to talk to your doctor.
  • Routine mammogram (yearly)

If you experience anything abnormal, please make a clinical breast exam and physical with your doctor. For more information and FAQ’s, please go to:


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