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Breast Cancer updates: Breast Cancer Risk, Factors and Prevention

Breast Cancer is a prevailing type of cancer syndromes in our world today and its obviously taking lives of both old and young star women.
Due to its prevailing symptoms, we have choose to share some of its Precautions, risks, factors and preventive measures every woman would know.

Performing Breast Examinations (BSE) regularly once a month can help with early detection.  When breast cancer is detected early, less aggressive treatment is needed and the chance of survival is higher.

 Ask your Doctor to show you how to examine your Breasts properly.

If you are overweight, lose it. Keeping your weight in a healthy BMI range can have a protective effect. Why? Because being overweight increases your body’s level or oestrogen, a hormone that plays a key role in the development of breast cancer. 

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If you are 40 or older, regular mammograms will help detect breast cancer especially lumps that are too small to detect during a self-exam.

: Nursing is not just good for babies, it benefits nursing mothers . 

Not just one study by the University of Southern California found that breast feeding seems to lower risk of breast cancer, even in women who have their children later in life. 

As more women choose to delay child bearing until after age 25, breast feeding should be encourage to provide protection against the hormones that can contribute to the development of breast cancer.

#5. EAT MORE VENGETABES AND FRUITS: Eating at least seven servings of fruits and vegetables each day will supply your body with cancer fighting photochemical. 

You will get the most protection from cruciferous vegetables (broccoli cabbage, Brussels sprouts and cauliflower you can get them from any of the local super market around you. 

Dark leafy greens “collards, kale and spinach”, citrus fruits, berries, cherries and pomegranates are highly recommended recipes.

Today, our diets contain a lot of unhealthy fats Omega 6’s (found in sunflower safflower, corn and cotton seed oils), saturated fats and trans fats and too few healthy fat (omega-3’s from fish and monounsaturated fats in nuts).


 Reverse the trend! Decrease your consumption of the bad stuff and start eating more heart-healthy fats to protect your breasts.

Am sure you know regular exercise is good for your Body generally. But did you know it can also reduce your risk of breast cancer? 

Studies by the women’s health Initiative found that women who walked briskly for just 1  ¼ to 2- ½ hours each week reduced their risk for breast cancer by 18 %. University of southern California Researches found that woman who exercised more than five hours a week cut their risk of invasion breast cancer by 20 percent and their risk of early stage breast cancer 31% compared to women who exercised less than 30 minutes a week.

 When it comes to cancer prevention, experts agree that duration (length of your workouts)  and consistency are more important  than intensity.

#8. KNOW WHEN TO SEE YOUR DOCTOR:  Besides your annual gynecological checkups, visit your Doctor immediately if you notice any of the following symptoms in your breasts; a lump, hard knot or thickening tissue; swelling, warmth, redness or darkening, dimpling or puckering of the skin; an itchy, scaly sore or rash on the nipple; 

 a pulling In your nipple or other area of the breast; sudden nipple discharge; or new pain in one spot that does not go away.


Listed above are steps you can take to enhance your health immunity and resistance to risk of Breast Cancer, if you enjoy this post kindly help others with it by sharing it for them and if you have any feedback kindly use the comment Box below.


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