Breast Cancer Essay

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Breast Cancer
Breast Cancer is a cancer that forms in tissues of the breast, usually the ducts (tubes that carry milk to the nipple) and lobules (glands that make milk). It occurs in both men and women, although male breast cancer is rare. Anyone women could be at risk for breast cancer but, there are factors that make some women more susceptible to breast cancer than others. A risk factor is anything that affects your chances of getting a particular disease. Some can be controlled and some can’t. The ones you can control are genetics or family history, and environmental exposures or behaviors that might have happened in the past. The current and future behaviors can be controlled like exercise and a good diet. You also need to watch other exposures like tobacco use and high alcohol use because these are all things that could cause breast cancer. There are things you can do to reduce the risk of breast cancer and they are listed below: •Limit alcohol-The more alcohol you drink the greater the risk of getting breast cancer. •Control your weight-Being overweight increases your chances for breast cancer. •Plenty of exercise-keeping yourself active will help maintain weight and that will make your risk lower. •Breast feeding

Discontinue hormone therapy-Long term hormone therapy can cause you to be higher risk for breast cancer. •Avoid exposure to environmental pollutions
These listed above is what needs to be avoided to make your risk at getting breast cancer lower. If you have a family history of breast cancer and you smoke or drink often then you are at way higher risk than those that doesn’t drink or smoke. I think that smoking and drinking is harmful to our bodies but I do drink a drink every now and then but I don’t smoke anymore so I believe that I am getting healthier than I used to be and this should help in the risk factors of breast cancer. Things we can do to prevent breast cancer is eat more leafy vegetables and grains and also blueberries...
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