Monthly Archives: October 2013

Breast Cancer – What is Your Risk? Can You Decrease your risk?

The lifetime risk of a woman developing breast cancer is currently about 1 in 8 women.

I can remember only a few short years ago when this risk was approximately 1 in 12-15 women. I’m going to talk about some of my literature research as well as lectures regarding what we can do about this. A review of 81 studies on breast cancer estimated that nearly 40% or more of breast cancer could be prevented with basic modification of lifestyle, only. J. Clinical Oncology. 2009. Recommendations included a healthy weight, less alcohol, more exercise and breast-feeding.

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