Cancer Prevention Options
Breast cancer is one of the most common malignancies. It develops in three quarters of cases in
women over 50 years. It is the leading cause of death in women between 35 and 65 years. Any woman can be affected
by this disease regardless of social class or financial status, without distinction. Breast cancer is
common medical condition feared by women.
is treatment, healing is not easy. Therefore, the wise
decision is to prevent it from occurring in the first place. Discover the best breast cancer prevention tips established by medical
1)Avoiding Excess Weight - Obesity increases
the risk of many diseases, including breast cancer. The risk is even higher
after menopause, the time of life when breast cancer most often occurs. The best
prevention is having a healthy weight before menopause and keeping it
thereafter. Although there are plenty diets out there, the best way to have a normal weight is to
exercise regularly and eat a
plant-based diet to avoid gaining weight and maintain a
body mass index below 25.
2) Having Healthy
EatingHabits – this
can help prevent not only breast cancer but also many other diseases that blight
the lives of women all over the world. Adopt a diet rich in NON-GMO (Stay Away from GMO Foods) fruits and vegetables
and low in refined
Sugar-sweetened beverages, refined
foods. Eat mostly vegetable
based proteins. Avoid eating
red meat and pork meat.
Choose vegetable oils, such as hemp oil, instead of animal fats.
: although commonly
recommended to cancer patients, Ensure and Boost
have plenty of refined sugar and high fructose corn syrup. Please check the label for
3)Exercising Regularly -
many studies suggest that increased
physical activity (at least 5 times a week) reduces the overall risk of almost all cancers. It
reduces breast cancer by about up to 30 percent. A moderate exercise such as
walking 30 to 45 minutes,
five days a week, Provide all
protective effects a women need to help her keep the tumor away.
Alcohol - Despite misinformation, there is no
health benefits in alcohol consumption. Alcohol consumption is
associated with an increased risk of
many cancers, including breast cancer. Women need to limit or avoid them completely, regardless of the
type of alcohol.
Who smoke die early,
they say. Cigarette smokers die a decade earlier on average. “Smoking causes cancer, heart disease, stroke, lung
diseases (including emphysema, bronchitis, and chronic airway obstruction), and diabetes.”
legal poison; consumption, in whatever form,
destroys the health of consumers and the people
around them (second hand smokers). Research suggests
that long-term smoking is
associated with an increased breast cancer risk in women of all races. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human
Services, More than 16 million Americans suffer from a disease
caused by smoking.1
6)Practicing Breastfeeding -
If you wear children, breastfeed your
baby as long as possible. Women
who breastfeed their babies for at least
a year in total have a reduced risk of developing breast cancer
later in life.
Hormone Replacement Therapy-
shown in many studies that the
hormone treatment of menopause increases the risk of breast cancer. There are
effective ways to treat menopause symptoms
that do not contain progesterone.
"Bioidentical hormones" and hormonal creams and gels are no safer than prescription hormones and should also be avoided.
8) Monitoring Regularly- Get
regular screenings for breast cancer. Follow the
advice of your doctor or health
care provider to decide what type of testing you need and how
often you need it.
9) Practicing Safe
Sex – several studies have
shown the link between the
decrease in the frequency of breast cancer among women who
practice safe sex regularly. Although many reasons, such as pleasure of the coitus and the joy experienced
thereafter, sexual intercourse may boost the immune system to help the body fight the tumor cells, certain
hormones such as oxytocin seem to play major role. This powerful
hormone of love would have a protective effect against the cells of the breasts and many other organs of the body.
Other substances such as prostaglandins contained in semen, may also contribute to
some protection. But these studies need to be taken with
caution because researchers have yet to
who have a particular gene, such as BRCA, or have a family history or have had
benign breast disease in the past, or at high risk, need to
talk to their doctor about other breast cancer prevention
1 - U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services. The Health Consequences of Smoking—50 Years of
Progress: A Report of the Surgeon General. Atlanta: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion,
Office on Smoking and Health, 2014 [accessed 2014 Apr 24].
2 - World Health Organization. WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic,
. Geneva: World Health Organization, 2011 [accessed 2014 Apr 24].