Can breast cancer be prevented? According to the latest data from the American Cancer Society, there is no sure way to prevent breast cancer.

Regular mammograms are recommended for early detection, and strategies that may help prevent breast cancer include:

  • Avoiding weight gain and obesity.

  • Engaging in regular physical activity.

  • Minimizing alcohol intake.

  • Women who choose to breastfeed for an extended period of time (studies suggest a year or more) may also reduce their breast cancer risk.

  • Women should consider the increased risk of breast cancer associated with the use of estrogen and progestin when evaluating treatment options for menopausal symptoms.




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