Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Shocking Statistics

Breast Cancer kills many women each year! Taking care of our bodies is extremely important, and for women, breast health is on top of the list of things to check on. If you take extra care of yourself you can LOWER your risk for breast cancer.

Are you examining your breasts for lumps or things that don’t feel right? Are you seeing your gynecologist annually for a breast exam?

The recommended age for women to get mammograms depends on their risk factors and personal preferences12.According to the American Cancer Society, the general guidelines are12:

  • Women ages 40 to 44 should have the choice to start annual breast cancer screening with mammograms if they wish to do so.
  • Women age 45 to 54 should get mammograms every year.
  • Women 55 and older should switch to mammograms every 2 years, or can continue yearly screening.

If you have a family history of breast cancer then the recommendation is to get mammograms earlier.

What causes Breast Cancer is still unknown, some scientists believe it can be a genetic predisposition. I have a family history of breast cancer (grandmother & mother), yet I’ve had no issues with cancer and I’m in my 50s. I attribute this to the healthy lifestyle that I have chosen to lead. I do my best to avoid as many chemicals as possible. This means using natural deodorant (no aluminum added), cleaning my house with vinegar & water, and avoiding secondhand cigarette smoke. I also focus on eating very little processed food, buying organic fruits & vegetables when I can, and drinking lots of clean water.

What changes can you make to lead a healthier, cancer-free life?

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