Breast cancer statistics can be alarming, but you don’t need to feel helpless. You can’t control your genes or family history. But there are plenty of ways to effectively reduce your risk of the disease. Keep reading to learn important facts about breast cancer, why it’s on the rise, and 8 ways you can reduce your risk and help prevent breast cancer. What is Breast Cancer? Breast cancer refers to any type of cancer that originates in breast tissues. Women are over 100 times more likely than men to develop risk cancer[1]. And other risk factors include[1]: Obesity Sedentary lifestyle Drinking alcohol Exposure to radiation Advanced age Prior history of breast cancer Family history of breast cancer BRCA genetic mutations Common signs of breast cancer are[2]: Breast lumps Changes in the shape of a breast Skin dimpling Discharge …
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