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5 Numbers to Know for Breast Cancer Risk Reduction

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5 Numbers to Know for Breast Cancer Risk Reduction

By Anne-Marie Botek, AgingCare.com Editor

In 2012, nearly 40,000 women will die from breast cancer, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS). Only lung cancer tops the gender-biased blight as the primary cause of cancer death in American women.

There are a few things a lady can do to protect herself from the dangers posed by breast cancer. Getting to know your breasts by performing regular self-exams is one of the best ways to spot a potential problem before it becomes a major health concern.

Another way to cut your chances of developing this deadly disease is by adopting healthy lifestyle habits that include a nutritious diet and a regular exercise program.

But just how much do you need to work out every week? How much weight gain is too much?

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1:49AM PST on Nov 16, 2012

Thanks for sharing.

3:01AM PST on Nov 12, 2012

thanks, will share!

8:46PM PDT on Oct 24, 2012

good reminder, I had my mammogram and ultra sound last week.

10:54AM PDT on Oct 18, 2012

Another thing to steer clear of is antipersperant. Just think about all the aluminum your rubbing right into a sensitive area on your body right above your breasts! Check for deodorants without harmfull aluminum zirconium.

6:09AM PDT on Oct 18, 2012

I wish my oncologist knew just a tiny bit about breast cancer prevention.

7:29PM PDT on Oct 17, 2012

Thank U very much.

2:03PM PDT on Oct 17, 2012

Thanks for the info...though I'm not so sure about mammograms; Ultra sound might be safer.

1:41PM PDT on Oct 17, 2012

My wife hates mammograms. She says that she does not understand why they should be so uncomfortable. She also continually says that she believes it to be a procedure invented by a man, because no women would subject another women to this sort of discomfort.

11:38AM PDT on Oct 17, 2012

1) Stay away from mammograms. High radiation, more damage than any benefit.
2) If this is the statistic when poisonous treatments are launched against cancer (88 percent: the odds a woman with stage one breast cancer will live at least five more years, according to the American Cancer Society), then better stick to the last advices, and run from conventional so-called cancer treatments.

11:19AM PDT on Oct 17, 2012

There is a lot of information out there that suggests that mammograms are not the best thing for us ladies......if you have no lumps or bumps, best stay away from them....

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