Aside from some types of skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in the United States, with about one in eight women developing it in their lifetime. According to the American Cancer Society, it’s estimated that over 230,000 women will develop breast cancer in 2014 and about 40,000 will die from it. These are scary numbers that shouldn’t be ignored, and there are several ways to catch it early on, as well as to best protect yourself against it.
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While a lot of women die each year from breast cancer, finding it in the early stages and getting treatment quickly can help increase your chance of survival. There’s no way to prevent breast cancer, but these 10 lifestyle tips to protect yourself against breast cancer can help with early detection and reduce your risk. You can also find out more by reading this article on the Warning Signs of Breast Cancer.
1. Regular Exercise
You’ve probably heard over and over again from your doctor about the importance of exercise, and there’s good reason why any medical professional would agree regular exercise is good for your health. The fact is, regular exercise can benefit your body in a multitude of ways, from improving cardiovascular health to protecting your body in the years to come. And when it comes to breast cancer, exercise is one of the ways you can protect yourself. Exercise builds your immune system and strengthens your body. Any type of cancer takes a significant toll on your body and being in shape could help you beat it. So exercise regularly, for your present and your future.