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Dr. Radha IyengarBreast Surgery

Five ways you can reduce your risk of breast cancer

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Although you can’t completely prevent breast cancer, there are ways you can reduce your risk .
Exercise is not only good for your heart but also helps to reduce your risk of breast cancer. By exercising at least 30 minutes a day, 4-5 times a week,  you can significantly help reduce breast cancer risk.
Limiting alcohol intake can also decrease your risk of  developing breast cancer. Studies have shown that drinking more than one serving of alcohol per day, on average, exponentially increases your risk of developing breast cancer.
Limiting use of hormone replacement therapy after menopause can also decrease your risk of developing breast cancer.
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Breast-feeding can also be protective against breast cancer. The benefit comes from breast-feeding for more than six months.
Everyone knows that smoking increases the risk of lung cancer, but some studies have shown a link between smoking and breast cancer.
In general, maintaining a healthy lifestyle is protective for breast cancer. Talk with your doctor about any specific risk reduction measures he/she recommends.