Breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women, except for skin cancers. The chance of developing invasive breast cancer at some time in a woman’s life is almost 1 in 8, however there are many things you can do to decrease your risk:
These tips are not only useful to prevent the onset of breast cancer, but may also serve to prevent recurrence in breast cancer survivors. As a final note, let’s not forget the importance of monthly self-breast exams. It could mean the difference between life and death. Just last week I had one of my patients discover a lump that was later found to be cancerous, which was not discovered on her previous mammograms.