1. Exercise OftenYeah, yeah. Exercise seems to be the answer to everything. But we’re serious. Breaking a sweat will help boost your immune system to fight off cancer cells.
2. Lower Alcohol ConsumptionLimit your alcohol intake to 1 drink. Research has shown that drinking 2 or more drinks increases the risk of breast cancer by 21%. However, according to Women’sHealth.com, grape juice contains properties to help decrease your risk of cancer—just think of it as drinking unfermented wine!
3. Be Weight ConsciousBeing overweight increases your risk for cancer substantially. By staying fit you are able to boost your immune system and lower your levels of estrogen and insulin.
4. Breast-FeedAccording to Dr. Debbie Saslow from the American Cancer Society, some studies suggest that breast-feeding may offer a slight chance of protection against breast cancer.
5. Limit Use of Hormone TherapyLong-term use of hormone therapy can increase the risk of a cancer diagnosis. If you are currently taking hormones, ask your doctor about nonhormonal therapies that are available. Consult your doctor if you observe any changes or lumps in your breasts. If you have a family history of breast cancer, meet with your doctor to talk more about preventative measures.
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