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What can I do to reduce my risk of breast cancer?

  • Limit alcohol. The more alcohol you drink, the greater your risk of developing breast cancer. The general recommendation — If you do not drink, don’t start. If you do, limit yourself to less than 1 drink per day.
  • Don’t smoke.
  • Control your weight. Being overweight or obese increases the risk of breast cancer.
  • Be physically active. Studies recommends at least 150 minutes a week of moderate aerobic activity or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity weekly, plus strength training at least twice a week.
  • Breast-feed. Breast-feeding might play a role in breast cancer prevention. The longer you breast-feed, the greater the protective effect.
  • Limit dose and duration of hormone therapy. Long term use of combination hormone therapy for menopausal symptoms increases the risk of breast cancer. Ask your doctor about other options.
  • Avoid exposure to radiation and environmental pollution.

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