One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.
Here are some tips to help women detect any such symptoms well in time.
You can’t change your family history. But you can modify certain traits to lower your chances of developing breast cancer.
Some 12.4 per cent women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetimes, and an estimated 40,000 women will die of breast cancer, according to the Australian national cancer institute.
Of these cancers, about 15 percent have a strong hereditary component, which is why it’s important to know family history and talk to a doctor about genetic counseling if a close relative had breast or ovarian cancer.
Unfortunately, people that are an unhealthy weight after menopause can actually increase their risk of developing breast cancer.
When a woman is menopausal, the majority of the oestrogen in her body comes from fat tissue and having more fat tissue can increase risk of getting breast cancer as it raises oestrogen levels.
Additionally, overweight women usually have higher insulin levels, this hormone has also been linked to some cancers.
Reducing sugary and processed foods and eating healthier food like fruit and vegetables can greatly help a woman to reduce risks and or avoid breast cancer.
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