Breast cancer awareness is constantly in the news and for good reason. There is no cure for it yet; however, scientists are constantly researching trying to find a cure or better treatment solutions. In the meantime, there are a few simple steps to lower a woman’s risk.
Maintaining your weight is the first step in helping reduce risk.
According to research, overweight women have a higher rate or reoccurrence and mortality than being diagnosed with the disease. It is said just 10 to 15 minutes of moderate brisk walking can lower the chance by almost twenty percent. The percentage is even higher if a woman works out regularly 3 to 4 times a week doing cardio and strength training.Eating a well-balanced diet that is high in fiber, low in fat with plenty of vegetables and fruits are key to gaining the needed benefits of minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants to help fight or ward off cancer.
Doing regular self-breast exams monthly is another way to ensure staying on top of any changes that may occur. It is recommended this be done one week after your period when there is less estrogen in your body. With less estrogen, there is usually less lumpiness and tenderness.
The best place to perform an exam is the shower.Make sure you know your breasts. This is the best defense if any change occurs you will know right away and can deal with it head on. It could be a small change, but is something you should have checked by your medical healthcare provider.
A small change does not indicate it is something to worry about; it just needs followed up to make sure there is nothing serious.Summing things up, it all goes back to basics. A healthy, well-balanced diet and fitness regimen. These are just simple steps in helping to fight diseases.
However, I do realize that genetics often times will play a major role. Regardless, there still are simple measures a person can take to reduce the risks.