Breast Cancer Prevention

  • 01

    Choose from Foods That Reduce Your Breast Cancer Risk Factor

    Eating the right foods will not prevent you from getting breast cancer, but it will lower your breast cancer risk factor. No one knows one true cause of breast cancer but scientist have pinpointed two major risk factors that can't be changed: 1) being female and 2) getting older. As the second leading cause of cancer deaths in American women, each step you take to reduce the chance that you may get breast cancer is a step in the right direction. Reducing your breast cancer risk by choosing cancer-fighting foods couldn't be easier. Decrease the amount of fat you eat and increase your fruits and vegetables. Excess fat can promote abnormal cell division which may increase your risk of colon and breast cancer. You can substantially decrease your fat intake by choosing less red meat, low-fat dairy products and trimming excess fat from meats before cooking. And don't worry so much about eating the "right" cancer fighting fruit and vegetables. That seems to change with every new media headline. Focus, instead, on simply choosing more fruits and vegetables in any variety you wish. They are rich in natural antioxidants, high in fiber and low in fat. When you choose from foods that reduce your breast cancer risk factor, you strengthen your immune system and are choosing a great defense against a breast cancer diagnosis.

  • 02

    Soy Products and Breast Cancer

    Scientists are interested in the connection between soy and breast cancer, and are actively studying, the possibility that soy might affect the likelihood of getting it or recovering from it. At this point, there is certainly no concrete evidence to say that eating tofu everyday will prevent breast cancer. If you are currently being treated for breast cancer or are post-menopausal, some researchers have hypothesized that soy could actually have the opposite effect, possibly impeding treatment or increasing the likelihood of getting breast cancer. But since nothing at all has been proven so far, it is best to seek the advice of your doctor if you are concerned.

  • 03

    Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Breast Cancer

    It is a good idea to do your best to strive for breast cancer prevention. If you were doing this already, then it would be known that what you eat is important. Some studies have shown promise that women whose diets are rich in omega-3 fatty acids could be at lower risk for getting breast cancer and dying from it. Omega-3 fatty acids are those "good" fats you may have heard of, present in a food like fish. As yet, omega-3 fatty acids are not considered a proven way to prevent breast cancer. If you are considering eating more foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids or taking a supplement, there may be health benefits, but you should talk to your doctor first.

  • 04

    Steps You Can Take to Reduce Breast Cancer Recurrence

    If you are being treated for breast cancer, you are probably already doing everything you can to prevent its recurrence. Radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and follow-up therapy with medication seem to be medicine's best tools to stop the cancer from recurring. Remember that if staying slim, fit, and healthy was important to reduce risk of breast cancer in the first place, these things are certainly still important in the effort to prevent breast cancer from coming back.

  • 05

    Choose from Foods That Reduce Your Breast Cancer Risk Factor

    Eating the right foods will not prevent you from getting breast cancer, but it will lower your breast cancer risk factor. No one knows one true cause of breast cancer but scientist have pinpointed two major risk factors that can't be changed: 1) being female and 2) getting older. As the second leading cause of cancer deaths in American women, each step you take to reduce the chance that you may get breast cancer is a step in the right direction. Reducing your breast cancer risk by choosing cancer-fighting foods couldn't be easier. Decrease the amount of fat you eat and increase your fruits and vegetables. Excess fat can promote abnormal cell division which may increase your risk of colon and breast cancer. You can substantially decrease your fat intake by choosing less red meat, low-fat dairy products and trimming excess fat from meats before cooking. And don't worry so much about eating the "right" cancer fighting fruit and vegetables. That seems to change with every new media headline. Focus, instead, on simply choosing more fruits and vegetables in any variety you wish. They are rich in natural antioxidants, high in fiber and low in fat. When you choose from foods that reduce your breast cancer risk factor, you strengthen your immune system and are choosing a great defense against a breast cancer diagnosis.







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