Breast Cancer Prevention
- Q Can breast cancer be prevented?
You can lower your breast cancer risk by getting adequate exercise, losing excess weight, and avoiding or limiting alcohol. If you take hormone therapy for menopause symptoms, you may want to restrict the amount or duration, as it can raise your breast... Full Answer
- Q What can I do to help prevent breast cancer?
Staness Jonekos, Obstetrics & GynecologyAccording to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, exceeded only by lung cancer. About 1 out of every 7 women will get breast cancer over a 90-year life span. All women are at risk for... Full Answer
- Q How can eating fruits and vegetables help prevent breast cancer?
Dr. Patrick Maguire, OncologyIt seems logical that an increase in fruits and vegetables might decrease the risk of cancer, since they provide valuable micronutrients. The predominant theory is that antioxidants such as beta-carotene (a form of vitamin A), vitamin C, and... Full Answer