The month of October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This is a subject that may hit home for some of us. Be it a family member, a friend, or a friend of a friend etc., we have been impacted by it in some way. Breast cancer is a complex condition, which is why continual awareness and research is extremely important.
There are many factors involved in who develops breast cancer. As many of you may know, there is a genetic component (family history) involved, among many. Mammograms are a major factor in monitoring. When it comes to prevention, there are steps that can be taken to lessen the chances of developing this condition. When it comes to our health, we know that our lifestyle plays a major role in how we deal with illnesses.
According to an article published by the Mayo Clinic, there are a few ways in which individuals can limit their risk. They are as follows:
- Limit Alcohol consumption
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Be physically active
- Breast Feed
- Limit Post-Menopausal Hormone Therapy
- Limit the amount of sugar you consume daily.
*A link to the full article: https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/womens-health/in-depth/breast-cancer-prevention/art-20044676