Prevention of Breast Cancer

Breast cancer prevention


You’ve seen the statistics: 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during her lifetime, 230,000 new invasive breast cancer cases are discovered annually, and more than 39,000 women will die this year of the disease. But during this month of pink ribbons and breast cancer awareness campaigns, many health experts are focusing on another number: 38 percent. According to a sweeping 2010 report by the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR), that’s the minimum number of cases that could be prevented if women kept their weight in check, followed a cancer preventive diet, and steered clear of certain risk- boosting compounds.


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