There are several things you can do to lessen your breast cancer risks.
Mammograms are the current standard of breast cancer detection. However, there is evidence that regular mammograms can actually increase your risk by exposing you to ionizing radiation and damaging breast tissue. As an alternative ask your doctor about thermography instead.
Avoid hormone replacement therapy
Hormone replacement therapy was widely prescribed to lessen the effects of menopause. Excessive artificial hormone use has been linked to an increase in the risk of breast cancer so it is no longer used so freely. Bio-identical hormones are now a popular alternative to hormone replacement therapy. Unfortunately, bio-identical hormones are not any safer than standard hormone replacement therapy.
Control your weight
Obesity has been linked to an increased risk of breast cancer. Luckily the things you need to do to lose weight – exercise, eat vegetables and fruits, lower fat consumption and avoid alcohol – will also work to lessen your risk.
Eat a healthy diet
Eating whole, organic nutrient dense food and avoiding processed foods, junk food, sugar and conventionally grown produce will give your body the nourishment it needs without stressing it out with toxins. This is your best bet for lessening your cancer risk.
Live a healthy lifestyle
The more attention you pay to living a healthy lifestyle in all aspects of your life – diet, nutrition, exercise, and even your attitude, the more control you will have over your ability to avoid the risk of breast cancer.