1 in 4 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. That’s a scary statistic. What can you do to lower your risk? Exercise, hydration, and a healthy, plant-based diet are healthy habits that help reduce your risk. You can check out health recipes on the TrilogyFIT blog to help you lower your risk of many chronic diseases, including breast cancer. It is also important to get your mammogram when recommended, or when you feel anything different about your breasts. Talk to your doctor to make the right decisions for you.
Breast cancer can strike at any time, so don’t think that because you are young, you are safe. Learn what is normal for you, so that you know when something doesn’t feel right. Men can also get breast cancer, although it is not as common.
Some symptoms of breast cancer can be a painless lump, changes in the skin of the breast, swelling, redness, a warm, tender area, or new pain in the breast. If you experience any of these, let your doctor know. Mammograms can be part of your wellness steps for the year! Check out the options on Virgin Pulse!