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How to prevent Breast Cancer

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How to prevent Breast Cancer

1. Don’t consume more than 2 to 3 drinks of alcohol each week.

Alcohol is a very dangerous drink which can cause serious damaged even when consumed in little quantity. It increases to a great effect the risk of breast cancer. Many healthcare practitioners advocate against the consumption of beer, wine and strong alcohol. Recently, a research work carried out revealed the relationship between breast cancer and drinking habit. The result showed that the link was really high in about 70% tumours otherwise called hormone-sensitive.

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Don’t consume more than 2 to 3 drinks of alcohol each week

Next >Try to Work out 3 times per week, if possible more often

2. Try to Work out 3 times per week, if possible more often.

Whenever you work out, you are also indirectly keeping the heart rate above the average recommended level for about twenty minutes continuously. Another point to note is that hiking is a very good form of exercise. It is more stressful than the normal exercise but it goes a long way in reducing the risk of cancer.

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Try to Work out 3 times per week, if possible more often

Maintain your body weight and lose weight if you’re overweight

3. Maintain your body weight and lose weight if you’re overweight

Experimental investigation has proved that people who are obese or overweight particularly those that are past menopause, have an increased risk most especially when the weight is added as an adult. Furthermore, a research work conducted in March, 2008 at the Anderson Cancer center in Houston, University of Texas proved that women who are overweight and obese had a low risk of surviving any occurrence of breast cancer. More so, they have a high risk of been affected by an aggressive ailment than the average woman.

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Maintain your body weight and lose weight if you’re overweight

Next>Perform a self-exam on your breast monthly

4. Perform a self-exam on your breast monthly

Try to ensure that you examine your breast every month for lumps. Enquire about the method from your doctor. There is a high possibility of getting a lump before a mammogram, it is therefore advisable to properly examine your body.

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Next>After you turn 40, have a mammogram every year

5. After you turn 40, have a mammogram every year

Early diagnosis of a tumour increases the chances of survival by a great deal. The odds of a patient surviving is 98% for about five years if the disease is diagnosed earlier while it is about 27% if diagnosed late.

Breast cancer is a serious disease that has affected a whole lot of people. However, this ailment can be prevented if the following steps are adhered to.

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