Reduce Your Risk

You can play a vital role in reducing your risk of developing breast cancer.

Here are some important tips:

  • Get screened regularly according to recommended guidelines.
  • Stay active! Physical activity contributes to greater overall health.
  • Maintain a healthy weight: having a lower percentage of body fat can positively influence hormone levels, which decreases risk.
  • Limit the amount of alcohol you drink to fewer than two drinks per day. If you can, avoid alcohol altogether.
  • Avoid second-hand smoke. If you smoke, try to quit.
  • Know your body! Talk to your doctor about any unusual changes to your breasts.
  • Be aware of the risks involved with taking hormones.