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6 ways to reduce risk of breast cancer

Updated On Mar 20, 2023 04:33 PM IST
  • Remember, while there is no surefire way to prevent breast cancer, taking these steps can help reduce your risk and promote overall health.
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Breast cancer is a type of cancer that develops in the cells of the breast tissue. It is the most common cancer in women worldwide, but it can also occur in men. The exact cause of breast cancer is unknown, but certain risk factors such as age, family history, certain genetic mutations, hormonal factors, and lifestyle choices can increase the risk of developing breast cancer. There are several steps that you can take to reduce your risk of breast cancer. Here are some suggestions: (File Photo (Shutterstock)) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Mar 20, 2023 04:33 PM IST

Breast cancer is a type of cancer that develops in the cells of the breast tissue. It is the most common cancer in women worldwide, but it can also occur in men. The exact cause of breast cancer is unknown, but certain risk factors such as age, family history, certain genetic mutations, hormonal factors, and lifestyle choices can increase the risk of developing breast cancer. There are several steps that you can take to reduce your risk of breast cancer. Here are some suggestions: (File Photo (Shutterstock))

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Know your family history: If you have a family history of breast cancer, you may be at higher risk. Talk to your doctor about genetic counseling and testing to see if you should take additional steps to reduce your risk. (istockphoto) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Know your family history: If you have a family history of breast cancer, you may be at higher risk. Talk to your doctor about genetic counseling and testing to see if you should take additional steps to reduce your risk. (istockphoto)

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Stay physically active: Regular physical activity can help reduce your risk of breast cancer. Aim for at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity exercise each week. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Stay physically active: Regular physical activity can help reduce your risk of breast cancer. Aim for at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity exercise each week. (Unsplash)

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Limit alcohol consumption: Drinking alcohol can increase your risk of breast cancer. So, it is best to limit your alcohol consumption to no more than one drink per day, if you choose to drink at all. (File Photo) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Limit alcohol consumption: Drinking alcohol can increase your risk of breast cancer. So, it is best to limit your alcohol consumption to no more than one drink per day, if you choose to drink at all. (File Photo)

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Get regular screenings: Early detection is key to treating breast cancer. So, it is important to get regular mammograms and clinical breast exams as recommended by your doctor. (File Photo) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Get regular screenings: Early detection is key to treating breast cancer. So, it is important to get regular mammograms and clinical breast exams as recommended by your doctor. (File Photo)

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Breastfeed if possible: Breastfeeding can reduce your risk of breast cancer, especially if you breastfeed for a year or more. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Breastfeed if possible: Breastfeeding can reduce your risk of breast cancer, especially if you breastfeed for a year or more. (Unsplash)

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Maintain a healthy weight: Being overweight or obese can increase your risk of breast cancer, especially after menopause. So, it is important to maintain a healthy weight by eating a balanced diet and getting regular exercise. (Pixabay) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Maintain a healthy weight: Being overweight or obese can increase your risk of breast cancer, especially after menopause. So, it is important to maintain a healthy weight by eating a balanced diet and getting regular exercise. (Pixabay)

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