Do the Best for your Breasts

Posted 10/01/2012 | By HealthCorps

Breast  cancer  is  the  second  most  common  type  of  cancer  diagnosed  in  American  women.  And   although  it’s  more  rare,  men  can  develop  breast  cancer,  too.  Fortunately,  eating  a  healthy  and   balanced  diet  (especially  high  in  fruits  and  vegetables),  exercising  regularly,  maintaining  a  healthy   weight,  not  smoking,  and  limiting  alcohol  consumption  may  all  lower  your  risk  of  developing  breast   cancer.

This  week,  evaluate  your  current  breast  cancer  prevention  practices  and  check  to  see  when  your   next  screening  should  be.  If  you’re  between  the  ages  of  50  and  74,  you  should  have  a  mammogram   once  every  2  years.  If  outside  of  this  age  range,  talk  with  your  physician  about  your  risk  factors  and   when  you  should  get  screened  for  breast  cancer.

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