Breast Cancer And Its Prevention!

In the last two blogs, we had a brief overview about the causes and risk factors that lead to breast cancer in a majority of cases.


In this blog, I will highlight the preventive measures that can be undertaken to combat breast cancer.

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It is rightly said that Prevention is better than Cure. There are certain changes that you can inculcate in your daily life to prevent breast cancer in women having risk factors.

Know your breast prudently

Know your breast prudently

With the help of a doctor or other self-examination methods, understand the shape and the overall dynamics of your breasts. This will enable you to help you notice even a small change in your breasts and you can take the needed steps then.

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Limit Alcohol Consumption

Limit Alcohol Consumption

Women who consume alcohol are on a higher risk of suffering from breast cancer as compared to the ones who do not drink. Thus, limit your alcohol consumption to minimum, if you cannot completely shun it.

Physical Exertion

Physical Exertion

Make it a point to exercise for most of the days of a week for at least 30 minutes each day. However, if you have any other ailments or have not been exercising yet, consult your doctor first in this regard.

Restrict Postmenopausal Hormone Therapy

Fusion of hormone therapy leads to an augmented risk of breast cancer. Have a word with your doctor in regards to the merits and demerits of these therapies.

In some cases, women experience such extreme signs and symptoms of menopause that going for this hormonal therapy becomes a necessity to relieve them of these signs and symptoms. However, in the other cases, it is advisable to use the lowest dose of this therapy for the shortest possible time span.

Maintain your ideal weight

If your weight is the same or very close to your Body Mass Index, maintain this weight. However, if you weigh more than your ideal weight, switch to a balanced diet and exercise regularly to shun those extra kilos.

These are the measures that women with average risk factors of breast cancer can undertake. However, women who are at a high risk of breast cancer must along with these measures also undertake the following steps.


To lower the risk of women with high breast cancer causing factors, estrogen-blocking medications such as aromatase inhibitors and estrogen receptor modulators should be used. However, these medications involve side-effects, thus doctors reserve it for the women with very high-risk factors.

P.S Do NOT start any of these medications on your own without discussing the negatives and positives of these medicines with your Doctor FIRST.

Preventive Surgeries

Preventive Surgeries

Women who are at the highest risks of breast cancer can surgically get their healthy breasts removed in order to never let cancer develop in them. Similarly, women can also with surgery get their healthy ovaries removed to never develop ovarian cancer.

My final words, just keep a keen eye on any changes in the touch, feel, shape or size of your breasts and see a doctor whenever you notice anything serious.

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