PREVENTION / PREVENTION

There are a number of ways that you can decrease your chances of getting breast cancer.

1. LIFESTYLE AND DIET

Studies have shown that if you eat a lot of meat, lipids, and animal fats, but only small quantities of vegetables and fruits, then the risk of getting breast cancer increases. In order to prevent that, you should eat more vegetables, cereals, and fruits, while reducing your intake of meat, lipids and animal fat. Fish, veal, and poultry are good sources of protein and contain less fat. Stem-full vegetables, such as cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower, are the best.

2. FAMILY HISTORY

If you have a family history of breast cancer, especially if your mother or sister developed breast cancer at a young age, it is imperative that you adopt early detection methods and go for regular check-ups.

3. HEREDITARY FACTORS

If you have a genetic mutation in BRCA1 and BRCA2, your risk of developing breast cancer will increase. This only applies to a small percentage of women. If this applies to you, you, your sisters, and your relatives should follow your doctor’s instructions of early detection, starting at an early age, 10 years before the first case in the family.

4. EFFECTS OF PESTICIDES AND INDUSTRIES

Indicators show that pesticides and industries may be responsible for many cases of cancer, but scientific studies have not yet confirmed it.