Monday, October 01, 2007

Breast Cancer Awareness Month


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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In recognition of the prevalence of this horrible, scary disease, I'm taking this opportunity to share some basic information about prevention and early detection.

Prevention:
Breast Cancer Prevention
Certain lifestyle changes can help reduce your risk:
  • Limit alcohol
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Avoid long-term hormone therapy
  • Stay physically active
  • Eat foods high in fiber
  • Emphasize olive oil
  • Avoid exposure to pesticides
Detection:
Breast Self-Exams: One Way to Detect Breast Cancer
Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer: Who's it For?

Generally:
What You Need to Know About Breast Cancer

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