Five Ways to Reduce your Risk for Breast Cancer

“You have the power to reduce your risk of developing breast cancer. Here are five simple actions you can take to maintain better breast health:

Limit your alcohol
When it comes to reducing your risk of breast cancer, less alcohol is better, and no alcohol is best. Drinking alcohol increases your risk of developing breast cancer. The less you drink, the better, and no alcohol is best.

The research:

Drinking too much alcohol is a risk factor for many diseases, including breast cancer. While we still don’t know exactly how alcohol leads to cancer, it is thought that alcohol damages DNA in cells. DNA damage increases the risk of cancer.”

Find more from BC Cancer Screening (Canada, 2020)

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