7 Tips to Lower Risk of Breast Cancer

Breast cancer has become the second most frequent cancer that women suffer from in Singapore currently and one in 13 women is affected by it.

The disease of breast cancer often occurs in women who have no risk factors, however, you can reduce the risk by implementing the following practices all through the year for optimal health of your breasts: observe, self-examine and screen.

Although the majority of lifestyle factors impact the risk of developing breast cancer in a limited way Here are some helpful tips to keep your breasts as well as your body in good health.

7 Tips to ensure you have a long-lasting breast health

  1. Maintain an ideal body weight
    Have a BMI that is less than 23 all through your lifetime. Weight gain and obesity can increase the risk of breast cancer.
  2. Set aside time to exercise regularly
    Make a commitment to a healthy lifestyle. Try to do 30 minutes or longer of moderate aerobic activities at least five times each week.
  3. Reduce or eliminate drinking alcohol
    Alcohol is among the most well-known diet risks of breast cancer. Women who drink greater than 2 glasses of alcohol per day are at a higher risk.
  4. Eat more veggies
    Consume more cruciferous veggies (broccoli as well as cabbage, and cauliflower) Dark leafy greens, carrots citrus fruits, tomatoes, cherries, and berries.
  5. Motherhood as a target
    The goal is to get your first child born before 30. Breastfeeding mothers who have their babies for a period of six months or more might have less risk of getting breast cancer.
  6. The earlier detection of HTML0 is the best defense
    The self-examination of breasts is recommended at least every month, approximately one week after the start of the menstrual cycle. If you are a woman who does not have menstrual, choosing the month’s date is a simple way to recall. Make sure you inform your doctor about any changes in your breast such as swelling, redness the presence of lumps or skin change, or any discharge from the nipple. To learn how to conduct a self-examination of the breasts go to this link.
    For women aged 40 and 50 Mammograms are recommended each year, following consulting with their physician
    For women over the age of 50, A mammogram is recommended once every two years
  7. Stop smoking (if you’re not already)
    The risk of developing many types of cancer like breast cancer and other health issues is increased when you smoke.

Be on the lookout for these signs of breast cancer

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Early detection can save lives. When breast cancer is diagnosed early, there are better treatment options available, less radical procedures required, and a better chance of a complete recovery.

The most frequently reported indication of breast cancer lumps on the chest. It’s usually small solid, tender, and usually painless. Other signs to watch out for are:

  • The swelling is usually on the underarm or the underarm or breast;
  • A previously protruding nipple that is flipped;
  • An ongoing rash on the nipple or on the areola
  • The nipple is stained with blood; and
  • Changes in size, or shape of the breast.
  • Changes in the color or appearance of the skin breast like redness or puckering, or the appearance of dimpling

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