The Effect of Breastfeeding on Breast Cancer Recurrence
Breastfeeding has been linked to a reduced risk for breast cancer, but a new study suggests breastfeeding could reduce the risk of breast cancer recurrence.
New breast cancer screening guidelines
The American Cancer Society recently released new recommendations for when and how often women should get mammograms. The new breast cancer screening guidelines state that women with an average risk of breast cancer should have an annual mammogram starting at age 45, continuing once a year until 54, then every other year as long as they are healthy.
What to expect during a mammogram
Mammograms are potentially life-saving screenings, but they’re not something most women look forward to. Don’t let the thought of your first mammogram give you anxiety. Instead, focus on just how important mammograms are for your health.
How exercise can lower breast cancer risk
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and we’re joining in on the conversation about breast cancer prevention and risk factors. As with most illnesses, breast cancer has avoidable risk factors (like smoking) and unavoidable ones (like genetics). By avoiding certain risk factors and taking preventative measures, you can significantly lower your risk of breast cancer.
Breast cancer: what you can and cannot control
While lifestyle choices can either lower or raise a woman's risk for breast cancer, certain risk factors—such as genetics—that cannot be controlled can increase a woman's risk for developing breast cancer. While great strides have been made in understanding breast cancer risk factors and how a woman's lifestyle can impact her risk, even women with multiple risk factors may never develop the disease. Furthermore, a woman’s risk for breast cancer can change over time, so it is always good to be aware of what can and cannot be controlled when it comes to your risk for breast cancer.