Top 5 rated articles
Hair trends: Hair color trends to try
How to get a date for Valentine's Day
Beauty Basics: Beauty buys every girl needs
His favorite sex positions revealed
Real-life labor: Unique birth stories
Female Cancers
Article in images









How can I reduce the risk of getting breast cancer?

 

 - Breast cancer
How can I reduce the risk of breast cancer?

 
There is no surefire way to eliminate your chance of getting breast cancer, but there are certain things you can do to reduce your risk.

Living an active lifestyle, eating well and maintaining a healthy body weight are things you have control over that can make a difference – and not just in reducing breast cancer risk.
Breastfeeding your children also lowers the risk of developing breast cancer, as does having children when you’re younger.

Taking aspirin or other non-steroid anti-inflammatories like ibuprofen can also reduce the risk of breast cancer to a small degree, but they can also cause other health problems; be sure to talk to your GP before you begin taking them regularly.
 
There is some evidence that certain drugs can help prevent breast cancer, but then there is the concern that those drugs (like tamoxifin, which has been shown to lower risk in women who are considered high risk) have other side effects for otherwise healthy women.
 
It also appears that people with celiac disease may be at less of a risk of developing breast cancer.






  
  


Samantha Fields
10/01/2010
Rank this page: 

Article Plan Female Cancers
Don't miss...
7th episode: How to stay in shape while enjoying the company of your friendsThe ultimate Valentine's Day gift ideas for your man: Give him what he wants
We love a man in uniform: Celebrities take on the armed forces100 Of The Best Parenting Quotes
Latest… 11/12/2016
Guides
Videos
How To Get A Flat Stomach In 30 Minutes Straight!
The Fricker method
The Pritikin Diet
The Dash Diet
See all Health and Fitness guides
Abdominal Exercises video | Killer abs & no sit ups!
See all Health and Fitness videos
 

Don't miss out!

...Join our newsletter
Get the wewomen latest straight to your inbox
  OK
Find us on...