Prevention of Breast Cancer

Executive Summary

Some major preventive measures are taken for reducing the risk of breast cancer. Breast cancer screening at the age of 25 in women is mandatory. It helps in detecting underlying symptoms at an early stage. Self-examination of breasts for awareness is the most crucial method of analyzing any breast abnormality by detecting lumps and other breast symptoms. Limiting the alcohol content reduces the risk of breast cancer development. Regular physical exercises bolster the muscles with a reduced risk of breast cancer. Maintaining a healthy weight is essential in reducing the risk of breast cancer. Postmenopausal Hormone therapy is avoided as it increases the chances of developing breast cancer.

Prevention of Breast Cancer

  • Screening of breast cancer is important when you are 25 or more.
  • Consulting your doctor help to detect the underlying symptoms of Breast Cancer at an early stage.
  • Self-examination analyze your breast self-examination of breasts for awareness. It is the most crucial method of analyzing your breast by detecting lumps and other breast symptoms ​1​.
  • Breast awareness help you examine and recognize possible risks and indications of Breast Cancer.
  • Limiting your Alcohol content can help decrease the risk of getting breast cancer.
  • Workout regularly. Regular exercising for 30 minutes help bolster your muscles. It decreases the risk of Breast Cancer ​2​.
  • Focus on maintaining a healthy weight. Obesity is one of the most common factors leading to Breast Cancer. Thus, maintaining the right weight for your body is vital for staying healthy and decreasing the risk of Breast Cancer.
  • Avoid postmenopausal Hormone therapy. Postmenopausal therapy substantially increase the risk of Breast Cancer.
  • Limited doses of Hormone therapy is best advised for reducing exposure to Breast Cancer ​3​.


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