Breast Cancer

Protect Your Health By Knowing Your Family Health History

Knowing and acting on your family health history is an essential part of protecting your health. What is a family health history? Your family health history is a record of yours and your family’s medical history used in helping physicians determine health conditions that you may be susceptible to. Collect your family health history and… read more

How Are Metabolism and Breast Cancer Linked?

Have you ever stopped to ask yourself, ‘how healthy is my metabolism?’ When most of us think of metabolism, we think of weight loss and weight gain, but do you think of breast cancer? I would venture a guess that most of us don’t think breast cancer and metabolism have anything in common, but research… read more

14 Breast Cancer Prevention Tips

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Did you know that there are steps you can take to help prevent it?  Breast cancer prevention starts with healthy habits — such as limiting alcohol and staying physically active. Understand what you can do to reduce your breast cancer risk,” says the Mayo Clinic. Here are 14 tips… read more

Steps You Can Take to Prevent Breast Cancer

  “About 1 in 8 U.S. women (about 12.4%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. In 2018, an estimated 266,120 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S., along with 63,960 new cases of non-invasive (in situ) breast cancer,” according to research… read more

Breast Cancer and Modifiable Risk Factors

Obesity has a complicated relationship to breast cancer risk. Multiple studies have suggested that obesity is associated with both an increased risk of developing breast cancer and worse prognosis after onset. Components such as body mass index (BMI), weight, weight gain and waist to hip ratio have all been positively associated with higher risk of… read more