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Reducing your risk of breast cancer.

  
  
  
  

describe the imageThere is no sure way to prevent breast cancer. There are, however, things that all women can do to help reduce their risk and increase the odds that, if cancer does occur, it is found at an early, more treatable stage. Women can help protect themselves by staying away from known risk factors whenever possible. Many risk factors for breast cancer can be avoided by making lifestyle changes such as limiting alcohol use, exercising regularly, and maintaining a healthy body weight. Other than lifestyle changes, the most important step a woman should take is to follow the ACS’s guidelines for the early detection of breast cancer.

Today, there are approximately 2.5 million breast cancer survivors living in the United States. Encourage the women in your life to become informed about breast cancer and to schedule the recommended screening tests that can best protect their health.

And … to help find a cure in our lifetime, support the CYBEX Pink describe the imageRibbon Run with proceeds going to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Comments

Am a survivor, and encourage women to spend quiet times to really connect with their bodies. When that part of the body "didn't feel right" and kept giving that message, I finally self-examined and found a congested lymph node, and when that was imaged, the ductal carcinoma was just in front of it, impossible to feel. It took quiet and intuition, and such can't be measured, yet, but that means only that it is all that more important. 
 
Regards all,
Posted @ Friday, October 29, 2010 5:32 PM by JJK101
Thank you so much JJ for sharing your experience. Congratulations on fighting a good fight and surviving your cancer. It really is important to listen to our bodies, our gut and our hearts in so many aspects of our lives especially our health. We wish you a long, happy and healthy life.
Posted @ Friday, November 05, 2010 8:36 AM by Marybeth Fottler
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