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You could be at risk of #BreastCancer. Are you aware?

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. When is the last time you checked for Breast Cancer? Before you are forced to consult an Oncologist, here are some tips to help you cut your risk.


#BreatCancerAwareness Month & #Ribbon

A recent study of breast cancer risk revealed that 1 in 28 Indian women develop the disease during their lifetime.  In urban areas , it is even higher at 1 in 22. A World Cancer Research Fund report says that  women could avoid breast cancer if they led a healthier lifestyle by making simple changes in their lifestyle. To mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month, experts from across the world offer some basic advice to women.
Be your own screener
Regularly examining your own breasts can help find a cancer early, when it’s more likely to be treated successfully. This should ideally be done several days after your period ends, when your breasts are not swollen and tender.  Check for lumps, dimpled or puckered skin, nipple changes such as inversion, discharge or a rash. Consult a doctor the first time you do it.
Avoid the pill after 30
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and the combined contraceptive pill are associated with a slightly increased risk of breast cancer. Women should ideally replace their oral contraceptive pill for a non-hormonal alternative when they reach their mid-30s, and limit combined HRT use to no more than two to five years if they are older than 50.
Avoid canned food 
Chemicals such as bisphenol A (BPA) are used to make plastic containers, the linings that coat the insides of food and drink cans, and plastic food bags – a substance that acts like the oestrogen hormone – increasing breast cancer risk.
Buy fresh rather than tinned foods and drinks, don’t microwave food in plastic containers and drink filtered water from stainless-steel or glass bottles instead of plastic ones, especially ones that have been exposed to sunlight. Eat organic & natural foods, especially those with a lot of anti-oxidants, like cashew nuts, from Berries, Whole Grain and Organic & Green Teas are good too.
Count the glasses
Even one or two drinks a day could increase your risk of breast cancer.

Exercise every day
Just 30 minutes of daily physical activity could reduce the number of breast cancer cases by at least 20 per cent. It could be energetic housework, gardening or even walking the dog. Also, being overweight increases your risk of breast cancer, particularly if it’s in the waist area.

join the movement


*with inputs from Daily Mirror with Mumbai Mirror Bureau, Oct 5. 2014

Author: Natural Mantra

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