Q. I have a long family history of Breast Cancer. What other risks for Breast Cancer should I be concerned about?
A. Because Breast Cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States with exception to skin cancer, knowing your risks gives you the opportunity to make lifestyle changes that can reduce your risk of a Breast Cancer diagnosis.
Risk factors include:
• Age: half of all women diagnosed are over age 65
• Weight: being obese or overweight
• Diet & Lifestyle: Lack of physical activity, a diet high in saturated fat, drinking more than two alcoholic drinks per day
Early detection can make the difference in your survival and recovery from cancer. There are some important screenings that can provide early detection for both women and men.